International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated across the globe and everyone seems to be enthused by the thought of emancipation and freedom for women. While different societies have different perceptions about the issue, things are fast changing even in the most obscurantist and patriarchal societies in different parts of the world.
From sub-Saharan region in Africa to South Asia and every other place in between, things have tremendously improved as far as women are concerned.
Across the world, different sorts of programs are being held to highlight women’s achievement. It is also an occasion to provide details about their plight and discrimination against them, still prevalent in much of the world.
It must be kept in mind that the celebration of International Women’s day is not a new phenomenon. It has been observed since the early 1900s and was established by Socialist International, in their meeting in Copenhagen in 1910. The following year, the first International Women’s Day was observed in several countries.
Here are ten great and inspirational quotation form women leaders
“Extremists have shown what frightens them the most: a girl with a book.” – Malala Yousafzai
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
“One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” – Simone de Beauvoir
“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” – Virginia Woolf
“Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.” – Mary Jane McLeod Bethune
“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda Meir
“A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.” – Margaret Higgins Sanger
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”- Maya Angelou