Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day!March 8 is International Women’s Day – the one day of the year to celebrate us for just being us! It’s the week of International Women’s Day and the ribbons reflect the purple, white and green worn by the suffragettes a hundred years ago as they fought – and died – for the right to vote. Ever since, they’ve been associated with international campaigns to end violence against women.

We’ve come a long way, even if we are yet to achieve gender equality. But how does the rest of the world’s women and girls fare? How can you support women to be their best, to follow their dreams, to be free from violence and thrive at home, work and school – here and overseas?

HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY:

1. Tell the first woman you meet in the morning how wonderful she is and give her a big smile. We all need a bit of positive reinforcement to be our best!

2. Wear a purple ribbon. Purple has been associated with women power ever since the suffragette movement. Show the world that you believe in the power of women by wearing a purple ribbon this week!

3. Be kind to yourself and to others. Take a moment to reflect on acts of kindness you’ve experienced or offered up to others. Celebrate them.

4. Get informed. Take time to learn about women and girls in other parts of the world. What are their lives like? What can you do about inequality, poverty and injustice? It is International Women’s Day after all. Check out this video as a start.

5. Give your time to a cause you care about that promotes women and girls. You’ve heard it before, but you can be the change you want to see in the world. Maybe you want to volunteer locally. Or you can fundraise for an organisation supporting women and girls overseas. Read up on a few great ideas and host your own morning tea, movie night, fun run or special event!

6. If you’re short on time, you can always donate to a cause you care about. Your investment supports UN Women projects helping women and girls go to school, get a job or escape from violence.

7. Follow UN Women on Twitter and spread the word about gender equality to your family and friends.

8. Women’s rights are recognized and protected by national and international laws. Never let anyone treat you less than you deserve. Be a UN woman! Happy International Women’s Day!

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Top 10 Greatest Leaders of All Time

leaderThe world changes every day. People are born and people die everything and yet, life goes on. But in this everyday normal things of life, sometimes, people who have a different flair and ability to influence a whole lot of other people are born.

Alexander The Great

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.It all started with a dream, like it always does. A dream for change and a dream for better tomorrow. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a leader in the civil rights movement of USA.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of the Holocaust.

Napoléon Bonaparte

napoleonNapoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Julius Ceasar

julius-ceasarHe helped make the western culture what it is today. France would not exist without the founder of the Roman empire.

George Washington

george-washingtonGeorge Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Winston Churchill

winston-churchillSir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

Abraham Lincoln

abraham-lincolnAbraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 . Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War – its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma GandhiMohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

Thomas Jefferson

thomas-jeffersonThomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

These are some gems because of their sheer presence and charisma and whether or not these people use their talent for good things has always been a nature vs nurture debate. But the world has seen many great leaders in all the parts of the world but some of the leaders have had not only an influence on their own countries but on the world. Now of course, such a list is always subjective. We take into consideration here, only the fact that these few were great leaders and not whether for good or bad.