What is International Women’s Day
March the 8th is set aside in recognition of gender equality and the end to violence against women worldwide. In this region, in our generation, we can sometimes forget that not all females experience the same opportunities and liberties, a truth that can often be taken for granted.
In some parts of the world, International Women’s Day holds the same importance as Mother’s Day in May. In Italy they call it la Festa della Donna. Dating back to 1946, men would give the fragrant yellow mimosa flowers to their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters as a sign of appreciation and love. Today, women and shop owners are also known to hand the flowers out in a gesture of solidarity. read more