As the world marks the International Women’s Day (IWD) today 8th March 2017, women across the globe are in high spirits as they celebrate this unique day. The international women’s day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action on accelerating gender parity.
This year’s campaign theme is #BEBOLDFORCHANGE. It’s calling on all people to embrace a bold change to see the total liberalization of women in all aspects of life. And one country that has never been left behind in celebrating this special day is the rep of Georgia – a Caucasian country with outstanding beauty.
In previous IWD celebrations women across this republic are seen in the streets demonstrating peacefully on the human rights and calling on masses to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.
And this has led to the Government of Georgian to have a special respect for women. For instance, the Labor Code of Georgia has certain protection that prohibits race, color, language, ethnic or social origin, nationality, origin, property, birth, place of residence, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, membership of a religious , social, political or other associations, including the trade unions, by marital status,
political or other opinion. In accordance to violence against women, Georgia enacted Law of Georgia on Elimination of Domestic Violence, Protection and Support of Victims of Domestic Violence in 2006.
Another good example of how the Government of Georgia honors and respects women is by allowing them to participate in military forces. Georgian is one among the world countries that have professional women jet fighters and helicopter pilots. You will also find women in the all types of Georgian armies.
“There is no “explicit division of labor” according to gender, except in so-called “areas of physical labor” (an example is in the field of mining). The statue of Mother of Georgia (Kartlis Deda, or “Mother of Kartli”) that stands at a monument in the hills above Tbilisi perhaps best symbolizes such national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine with which she greets her friends and in her right is a sword drawn against her enemies.” (Wikipedia)
Check out these other countries that celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) in style:
In Italy, to celebrate the day, men give yellow mimosas to women. Teresa Mattei chose the mimosa as the symbol of IWD in Italy because she felt that the French symbols of the day, violets and lily-of-the-valley, were too scarce and expensive to be used effectively in Italy. Yellow
mimosas and chocolate are also one of the most common March 8 presents in Russia and Albania.
In many countries, such as in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Colombia, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine the custom of giving women flowers still prevails. Women also sometimes receive gifts from their employers. Schoolchildren often bring gifts for their female teachers, too.
In countries like Portugal and Italy groups of women usually celebrate on the night of March 8 in “women-only” dinners and parties.
In Pakistan working women in formal and informal sectors celebrate International Women’s Day every year to commemorate their ongoing struggle for due rights, despite facing many cultural and religious restrictions. Some women working for change in society use IWD to help the movement for women’s rights. In Poland, for instance, every IWD includes large feminist demonstrations in major cities.
“Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.” (IWD website)
Forty Destinations wishes all women a Happy Women’s Day! We