Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Ninth of Ramadan 2024

9th Ramadan, Alhamdulillah for a great journey of fasting. After nearly 5 years of married life, I'm still excited to break the fast with my beloved husband. Even though this year I have to work and it is not easy to get " work from home" permission from the boss, it is quite ok to work full time in the office.

So, writing from office while waiting to go back homes to break the fast.....

Friday, March 8, 2024

Happy Women's Day 2024

I'm a woman, even though still not a mother but I'm still a woman. Glad to be born by a very independent and patient mother, I'm still a woman. I'm also a wife to a very " tomey" husband that I really love straight from my heart, my dearie Bulat.  InsyaAllah one day we will be a parent too, InsyaAllah. So, this is some facts about Women's day:

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8th, is a global day to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Here are some interesting facts to delve deeper into the significance of this day:

Historical Roots:

  • Early Efforts: The origins of IWD can be traced back to the early 1900s, with movements for women's rights gaining momentum.
  • 1909: The Socialist Party of America observed the first National Women's Day in New York City, commemorating a garment workers' strike.
  • 1910: Clara Zetkin, a prominent German activist, proposed the establishment of an International Women's Day at the International Socialist Women's Conference in Copenhagen.
  • 1911: The first IWD was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland on March 19th, with over a million people participating.
  • 1917: Women in Russia played a pivotal role in the Petrograd revolution, striking for bread and peace on a day that later became synonymous with IWD - March 8th.
  • 1975: The United Nations officially recognized International Women's Day.

Themes and Significance:

  • Annual Themes: Each year, IWD has a specific theme, focusing on a particular aspect of women's rights and gender equality. The theme for 2024 is "Embrace Equity."
  • Global Focus: IWD is celebrated in countries around the world, with a wide range of events, demonstrations, and campaigns highlighting women's achievements and ongoing struggles.
  • Call to Action: IWD is not just a day of celebration; it's a call to action to accelerate gender parity across social, economic, and political spheres.

Interesting Facts:

  • Color Symbolism: Purple, green, and white are often associated with IWD. Purple symbolizes justice and dignity, green represents hope, and white signifies purity.
  • #IWD Hashtag: The hashtag #IWD is widely used on social media to raise awareness and share messages about women's rights and gender equality.
  • Beyond March 8th: While March 8th marks the official celebration, Women's History Month (March in the US, UK, and others) is an extended period to explore the contributions of women throughout history.

IWD serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing fight for women's equality. It's a day to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about existing challenges, and inspire continued progress towards a more equitable world.



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