Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. It is a day of global celebration of women. The intention of the day has changed since the first celebration in 1911. But in many regions, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong. I find it interesting that the day is an official holiday in some countries but not in the United States. This year’s theme is “Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.” United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, posted a message to mark the day. In closing he said, “The Beijing Declaration remains as relevant today as when it was adopted. The third Millennium Development Goal – to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment – is central to all the rest. When women are denied the opportunity to better themselves and their societies, we all lose. On this International Women’s Day, let us look critically at the achievements of the past 15 years so we can build on what has worked, and correct what has not. Let us work with renewed determination for a future of equal rights, equal opportunities and progress for all.“ Today I filed the corporate documents for Harp-Weaver. This is an exciting day for me and I am happy that its on a day that marks women’s empowerment.