March is an important and special month for women everywhere. This month marks International Women’s Day on 8th March and represents the day which celebrates the empowerment, strength, and dedication of all women. Women in past centuries were subjected to unfair disadvantages, and it is due to their courage and determination that these kinds of issues are now not as dominant in society. R.A. 6949 or “An Act to Declare March Eight of Every Year as a Working Special Holiday to be Known as National Women’s Day” was signed by President Cory Aquino on April 10, 1990.
In many countries around the world, March is recognized as Women’s Month. The UN marks this month to raise awareness about the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights. To celebrate the progress of womankind, events, gatherings, and other activities are organized throughout the month. Organizations, activists, and marginalized communities come together with one purpose, the empowerment of women, this includes highlighting important issues such as poverty, social injustice, and illiteracy among women across the globe. It looks to not just draw attention to the issues faced by women but also to respect them and recognize their important contribution to the socio-economic front. It hopes that through these activities, more women will become empowered and equal.
March signifies an important period when the world gets to salute the immense strength and resilience of women, past and present, and recognize the importance of their contribution to the world. It offers a great platform to send a strong message to society about the value of having strong women in the community. While this month means different things for different people, the overall goal is to encourage more women to stand up for themselves and demand the rights and respect they deserve. It is also to push for greater representation in decision-making roles across different industries. Over the years, women have claimed the top positions in companies and even in nations once dominated by men. In workplaces such as Celestial Meadows Developers Corporation, women also rule.
Women’s Month is more than just a day of celebration, it is a reminder that we must continue to strive for gender equality and push to lift the voices of our sisters around the world.