Meaning Behind: International Women's Day

International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8, aims to focus global attention on the plight of women when it comes to gender equality, prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. Its purpose is to make the world more diverse, just, and inclusive for them. March 8, International Women's Day, which is for women of all sexual orientations, races, and nationalities to understand their values, embraced all women. Women all over Europe were deprived of their right to vote and had no chance to participate in democratic decision-making 120 years ago. In 1906, Finland was the first country to introduce the Women’s vote. However, it took many years until other countries followed along. Thus, it was only in 1984 that Liechtenstein allowed its female half of the population to have a say in society. Even though a lot of things changed for women, gender discrimination still exists. Women get less money for doing the same job as a man, or they get treated differently in many other ways such as even getting seen as objects. Even though society accepts women's rights legally, March 8th is an important day to understand the women who are still under pressure both physically and psychologically and to crown their impact on society and people. Being a woman is to add elegance and peace to the world with the integrativeness of femininity and masculinity, so we celebrate this day happily. Happy International Women's Day to all women.


Beril Esen & Alçin Tekinalp