Today is International Women’s Day

Today, March 08 is celebrated around the world as Women’s Day!

Proclamation No. 224 series of 1988 officially declares the first week of March of each year as “Women’s Week” and March 8 as “Women’s Rights and International Peace Day” while Republic Act (RA) 6949 series of 1990 officially declares March 8 of every year as “National Women’s Day”.

In history, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) during the International Women’s Year in 1975 and in 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.

For 2019, the UN theme for IWD is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” while in the Philippines, the women’s month theme according to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is “We Make Change Work for Women”, which highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development.

For all the contributions they have made in our families, companies and communities, a salute to all the women — today and always!

(Article by Ador Hurtado)

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