International Women's Day 2017: Some Inspiring Quotes For Women's around the world

International Women’s Day 2017

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day, an event held around the world to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights.

Here are five facts about the day:

1. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it was first celebrated on February 28, 1909, in New York in remembrance of a 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union when 15,000 workers, including many immigrants, marched through the city’s lower east side to demand social and political rights.

2. The first modern International Women’s Day was held in 1914, five years after its inception, on March 8. The day was chosen because it was a Sunday, which the majority of women would have off work allowing them to participate in marches and other events, and has been celebrated on that date ever since.

3. The day was declared a national holiday in the Soviet Union in 1917, and was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the UN in 1977. Since 1996, the UN has assigned a theme to every IWD. This year’s theme is “Be bold for change”.

4. According to the UN, it is “a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.”

5.  The day is now an official holiday in several countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam and Zambia and for women only in countries including China, Madagascar and Nepal.

On March 8 each 12 months, International Woman’s Day is widely known to felicitate ladies and their achievements. Girls have come a protracted manner in their warfare for equality, however there may be still a protracted distance to cover. This year, the subject for women’s Day is ‘Be Bold For Change.’ And to encourage women to be bolder, stronger and greater powerful in all spheres of lifestyles. Those powerful statements for women, will inspire you to have a good time women in all their glory. Have a glance:

Inspiring Quotes For Women’s around the world

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.- Gloria Steinem
We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. - Malala Yousafzai
For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious – or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution. -Naomi Wolf
Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.- Mary Kom
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.” Aung San Suu Kyi
At the end of the day, don’t forget that you are a person, don’t forget you are a mother, don’t forget you are a wife, don’t forget you are a daughter.- Indra Nooyi
Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. - Ellen DeGeneres
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. - Michelle Obama
“Women need to be empowered through the strongest tool – education. They don’t need to be subservient to anyone, but at the same time, men must change their mindset towards women. If they are more respectful towards them, then things will change at the grassroots level. It will happen slowly, but everyone has to move together.” - Madhuri Dixit
“There is only ONE sign that a woman wants to have sex and that is that she says YES.” - Deepika Padukone
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” - Sheryl Sandberg


“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” - Emma Watson
“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” - Irina Dunn
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself. – Loretta Young.
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. – Eleanor Roosevelt.
The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him. .– Cher
One is not born a woman, one becomes one. – Simone de Beauvoir.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel.
The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. – Maya Angelou.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Marilyn Monroe.
The little things, the not-so-little things… Your kindness, the way you always listen and pay attention to me. You make my world Happy Women’s Day! – Hillary Clinton.

References: ndtvindia, independent