International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world, particularly in Russia where they buy flowers for their wives, daughters and mothers. it’s easy to remember all the famous women who have made huge contribution and made such a difference in the world.
Today let us celebrate the ordinary woman who does exceptional things, the woman who quietly raises her family, manages her business, supports her husband, listens to her friends and puts others before herself.
1 in 5 ordinary women in Ireland experience domestic violence while 51% of female murder victims are killed by their partners or ex-partners.
These are the hard facts, but we must ensure we are not seen as mere victims. Similarly, men are at the receiving end of abuse and murder, just not quite the same numbers.
The odds are against us, but when we assert our role in life, as woman, mother, sister, daughter, etc, we are empowering the very substance of our being.
Women are doing it for themselves globally
In Cork alone, there are multiple women-only groups. A supportive Business Group I am involved with provide quality speaking and training events.
We have just launched our logo and annual membership. We even had cupcakes to celebrate.
The group meet every month at K2C, Blackpool, Cork City
So today, let us celebrate the very essence of every woman we know, and let it inspire us to celebrate those women every day 🙂
Happy International Women’s Day
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