Happy #IWD2017 darlings!!!
International Women’s Day has its roots based in the early 1900’s Socialist American Party. Over a century later, the movement has sparked and spread throughout the world, championing the causes of women everywhere, from every sphere of life.
In far too many societies, although some aspects of daily life are evolving, the standing of women young or old has, sadly, not been improved. Mothers, wives, sisters, female cousins, female co-workers are still viewed as weak, helpless and incapable.
As such, in many societies, these women are often at the mercy of violent men or abusive superiors. They are also at the mercy of the people around them who may turn a blind eye to their situation. To the people who look away, turn away, walk away saying, “That’s none of my business” or “She probably deserved it” or ‘What am I supposed to do?” I ask you, what if it were you?
Would you want someone to reach out, stand up and be bold enough to help you? Then put yourself in her shoes. Imagine yourself in the position of a woman who is being harassed, abused whether verbally or physically, unfairly treated, spoken to, or compensated.
It takes courage and boldness to stand up for her.
Be bold enough to put yourself #InHerShoes and #BeBoldForChange against violence, bias and inequalities.
Watch my video for more, and comment “Yes I will be bold for change” to commit today to being bold against the biases, violence, abuse and injustice against women.