March 8 every year is the day set aside to celebrate women all over the world. International women’s day commemorates the movement for women’s demand for an end to violence against women, equality in the workplace and proper respect for the option and views of women.
Things to do to celebrate international women’s day.
- Taking a bold step and make ground breaking decisions that are effective. Let go of the fear you have as a woman.
- Encourage you to your wives, sisters, daughters and female friends..
- Celebrate women in films. (tell stories of successful women)
- Celebrate successful women such as the followings:
Nwanyeruwa is the woman who instigated a short war that is often referred to as the first major challenge to British authority in West Africa during the colonial period. Some call it the Aba women’s riots and some call it the Women’s War.
Amina (also Aminatu; d. 1610) was a HausaMuslim warrior queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north west Nigeria. She is the subject of many legends, but is believed by historians to have been a real ruler.
Chief Funmilayo Ransome Kuti (25 October 1900 – 13 April 1978) was a teacher, political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat in Nigeria. She served with distinction as one of the most prominent leaders of her generation. She was also the first woman in the country to drive a car. Ransome-Kuti’s political activism led to her being described as the doyen of female rights in Nigeria, as well as to her being regarded as “The Mother of Africa.
Margaret Ekpo (June 27, 1914 – September 21, 2006) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist and social mobilizer who was a pioneering female politician in the country’s First Republic and a leading member of a class of traditional Nigerian women activists, many of whom rallied women beyond notions of ethnic solidarity.
Azeezat Oshoala is a Nigerian female footballer who currently plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. She has represented Nigeria in several football tournaments. She was named ‘Best player’ at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and 2014 African Women’s Championship.
Blessing Okagbare is an award winning Nigerian athlete. She beat Usain Bolt, to the 2016 Guinness world records feat as the athlete with the most diamond league appearances. Okagbare holds the women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is currently the face of Nigerian literature. She is a fierce advocate for gender equality. Adichie has won numerous literary awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.
This is just to mention but a few of both old and modern women in Nigeria 🇳🇬 that we need to emulate their strength and boldness to do great things….
We need to learn how to appreciate all the women around us. They do a lot without getting any appreciation. Not that they do it for the appreciation but a little “Thank you, sorry and I love you won’t hurt”
Today we celebrate international women’s day…
Today I support the world to fight for the rights of women. To demand for the end of violence against women and sexual harassment. For equality in workplace and more representation in positions of power.
Today is a day to appreciate all women.
I am strong, I am bold and I am proud to be a woman.
My name is Abazuom Precious
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back” Malaga Yousafzai..
Happy international women’s day.
Picture source: A painting by Jake Solo.