Article: International Woman’s day

To not too many people’s knowledge, today is International Women’s Day (8th March). It is a day to celebrate equality and feminism for women, dating all the way back to 1912. It is an annually celebrated event that involves everyone across the globe to join in and support.

 

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Not only does this day reflect the past of the women who fought for women’s rights but it celebrates the achievements in today’s society. Across the globe, millions of women are celebrating equality and the history that accompanies it.

 

Before the start of the First World War, women were forced to do jobs that men didn’t want to do and were paid a low wage for doing so. Most of the job roles required hard work, doing manual labouring jobs across long working days, since most men joined the army, most women became part of the homeland force. The homeland force turned women into factory workers that created equipment and weapons for the army. As well as working, they also had the job of providing for the family, taking care of children, and the household. Throughout this time women were not entitled to vote or have the right to be treated equally. Therefore an organisation named the ‘suffragettes’ decided to take action and stand up for women’s rights. They protested and organised demonstrations throughout the country, as well as challenging the law and the courts. If it wasn’t for these women, our lives and jobs today would be so different.

 

However, even in today’s society some women still feel as if they cannot do some job roles, as they are mainly male orientated, especially in business and IT. We believe that all women and men are equal and should be praised for doing any job whilst being paid the same wage. Each year, more and more women are joining the IT industry and big companies are inspiring those women to pursue and continue a career in this sector. So if you have a dream to work within the IT industry, but don’t feel confident in doing so, then remember to always push yourself to achieve your goals and strive forward when doing so. Being a women is empowering and should never hold you back.

 

For more information, see the International Women’s Day page

 

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