Happy belated International Women’s Day! 🙂
If you don’t know too much about the background behind this day, I’m right there with you. I was pleased to find that International Women’s Day actually has its own very informative, very thorough, and very helpful website. According to its About page, IWD has been observed since the 1900s. It is now an official holiday observed in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. (Seriously, who knew! How awesome!)
This year’s theme was Inspiring Change. So, in belated celebration, I’m sharing with you a whole slew of ways that girls and women have been inspiring change recently. SheLoves Magazine puts together a monthly online collection called Good News for Girls, which consists of these amazing examples plus links to more information about what each world-changer is doing. I really can’t think of a more appropriate celebratory piece. (Click here for the most recent collection from February 2014.)
And, for a throwback to female world-changers of the early church, we have “5 Women of the Early Church You Should Know.”
Perhaps it’s a cop-out for me to simply post links to others’ hard work, but I really wanted to take note of International Women’s Day and point you in the direction of two excellent pieces in celebration of it. I take no credit whatsoever for them and am so appreciate of and grateful for SheLoves and Red Letter Christians for putting these two together. Let’s hunker down and get to reading!
Hats off to you, girls! Hats off to you, women! Eshet chayil!