17 Items To Celebrate International Women’s Day
We’re all for rallying for equal rights today, and we also think you should keep the girl power momentum going throughout the year with some charmingly emboldening picks.
International Women’s Day is undoubtedly the most renowned global event that celebrates women’s accomplishments, from the political to the social, while highlighting the need for gender equality. It’s really a time to reflect on how far we’ve come, to call for what we still need to change and to praise acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have done extraordinary things for their countries and communities. This year, the theme is ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives’ and the day feels particularly significant as it’s the centenary of the suffragettes. Plus, #MeToo and #TimesUp have raised mainstream awareness of segregation, inequality, harassment and abuse.
The great thing about the salutation is that it brings together all kinds of different women’s organisations, companies and charities. And with all the marches, talks, conferences and chances to network, it’s definitely a day to get active, keep connected and more informed. There are also the lighter happenings like exhibitions, festivals, fun runs and concerts.
For this incredibly special day for women all around the world, we’ve cherry-picked some items that will keep you driven and remind you how special you really are. Whether it’s the slogans and magical or powerful animal motifs, they’re girl power statements you can rock long after International Women’s Day comes to an end. We also have some bold fragrances that have names and notes that will keep you feeling like a modern-day goddess and musical inspiration from none other than the ‘Queen of Disco’. Then there are those gorgeous jewellery odes to stars, princesses and angels!
Did You Know?
Established in 1909 in the US, lnternational Women’s Day (IWD) is now a global observance in over 100 countries. Undoubtedly, celebrations on the day that applauds the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women vary, depending on which part of the world you’re in. Some countries, like Armenia, Cuba, Russia and Zambia, have made IWD an official holiday, with women receiving flowers and gifts from their partners. In other spots, women take it as an opportunity to demand real policy change; some are even ready to make a point by refusing to work, demonstrating how women impact the economy.
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