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Women Who Create a Happier World- International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It celebrates the social, economical and political achievements of women worldwide. It’s also a reminder for society to continue to strive for women’s equality. The first International Women’s day (IWD) took place in 1911 with  one million supporters.  Many of the female Nobel Peace Prize recipients have been recognized for their efforts towards greater gender equality. Let’s look at the values of IWD and honour women who contribute to a peaceful, happier world.

Values Celebrated on International Women’s Day

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  1. Justice – Being afforded the same rights and opportunities as men.
  2. Dignity – All people being valued, respected and receiving ethical treatment.
  3. Hope – The expectation and desire for increased gender equality.
  4. Equality – Gender Equality refers to women receiving and accessing the same opportunities and benefits as men.
  5. Collaboration – Across the world individuals and groups unite to celebrate the achievements of women and continue to support greater gender equality.
  6. Tenacity – The Suffragettes’ devoted much effort towards women’s rights. Their motto was “Deeds not Words”
  7. Appreciation – International Women’s Day recognizes and celebrates the successful achievements of women.
  8. Respect – The diversity, differences and qualities of all women are valued.
  9. Empathy – Understanding the challenges, obstacles and changes desired for equality.
  10. Forgiveness – Focusing on issues women continue to face and attention on action for  positive change.

Female Nobel Peace Prize Recipients – Making The World a Happier Place



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The following is a list of the ten women who were recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What a great way to recognize International Women’s Day!

2019 – Esther Duflo

“Her approach to alleviating global poverty won her the award. She is the youngest and second female to win a Nobel Prize in Economics”

2018 – Nadia Murad

“For their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”

2014 – Malala Yousafzai

“For their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”

2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkoi Karman

“For their non-violent struggle for the the safety of women and women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”

2004 – Wangari Muta Maathai

“For her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”

2003 – Shirin Ebadi

“ For her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused on the rights of women and children”

1997 – Jody Williams

“For their work for banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines”

1992 – Rigoberta Menchu Tum

“In recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”

1991- Aung San Suu Kyi

“For her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights”

A Daily Give In Honor of International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day make your daily give a small act of giving that honours a woman in your life. Here are some great giving ideas that will make you and a woman in your life smile.

  1. Take an opportunity to thank the everyday female heroes in our life
  2. Do a chore Your friend, your sister or mom normally does. Take something off their list!
  3. Take a female friend out for coffee.
  4. Listen to a friend today. Hear their story.
  5. Visit your grandmother today and listen to her story. Ask questions about her life as a younger woman.

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