“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” Malala Yousafzai
In 1909, the United States was the first nation to observe a Woman’s Day. In 1910, the International Socialist Women’s Conference suggested establishing an annual Women’s Day to promote equal rights and suffrage for women. The United Nations first celebrated an annual International Women’s Day in 1975–International Women’s Year–and, in 1977, its General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8th as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace. This year’s theme–Press for Progress–encourages forward momentum towards gender parity.
Linda Hitt Thatcher, founding and managing Partner of Thatcher Law Firm, is a well-known champion of equality and civil rights. At Thatcher Law, we maintain a keen awareness of the economic, social, political and cultural contributions and achievements of women 365 days a year!