“A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”
That is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated all over the world in every country on March 8th.
Research has shown that many who abuse women are not restricted to any one class or group of men. They come from all backgrounds – the rich, the poor, the educated, the non-educated, rural as well as urban dwellers, high or low class – there is no exception. In the same way, victims of violence come from all backgrounds. While those in the lower classes may go and report their abuse, women in the upper or working classes prefer to suffer in the quiet because exposing their suffering may be to their disadvantage.
Yesterday, The president of United States signed into law a bill passed by both the Democratic Senate and the Republican House, a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. This law strengthens the criminal justice system’s response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. Let’s hope that this is the beginning of things to come. Let’s hope that very soon women all over the world won’t have to live in fear and will be able to enjoy the life she has been given and celebrate the person she is.
Today…I would like to say, “Let’s celebrate the special women in our lives” I am truly thankful for all the special ladies I have met all over the world, all unique in their own way.
“Happy International Women’s Day!”
My sweetie came home from work today, his first day back, with treats for “His International Woman” as he called me today! How sweet, I am very thankful!