International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Domestic violence happens all to often , women are threatened and attacked violently.

Beth shares her story ….

International Women’s Day events is when various women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at various events on the day. Such events may include seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners or breakfasts. The messages given at these events often focus on various themes such as innovation, the portrayal of women in the media, or the importance of education and career opportunities.

Many students in schools and other educational settings participate in special lessons, debates or presentations about the importance of women in society, their influence, and issues that affect them. In some countries school children bring gifts to their female teachers and women receive small presents from friends or family members. Many workplaces make a special mention about International Women’s Day through internal newsletters or notices, or by handing out promotional material focusing on the day.

Holly Dunn tells about her sheltered up-bringing and the family values she appreciates.  Listen to her story …

Holly tells of a dark time that took her to the edge of considering suicide. Listen to this part of her story ….

Helen is a woman who creatively deals with being blind and needs a system to simply know where daily things are to live life! Listen to her story now ….

Mavis  an elder of the tribe talking about her legacy as a woman serving others in being an International labor leader who was ahead of her time in a male dominated field. Listen to Mavis Story ….

Nona a retired professor finds a way to serve the poor in her native Philippines. Listen to her story on Passages.

We pray for the women in our lives who make a difference each and everyday!

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