Today is the 30th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It was originally created by the UN in 1977 as a way to recognize and celebrate the advances in women’s rights, and to determine what still needs to be done. Canada’s theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Ending Violence Against Women: Action for Real Results.
Living in Canada, I have rarely felt that my rights are less then those given to a man. There are many countries in the world, though, where women have significantly less right then men. There is a long way to go before all people are treated equal. Examining these issues on International Women’s Day is a good start, but we must keep these issues in mind all the time.