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Today is International Women’s Day - a day to celebrate women’s achievements from the past, present and future. The global day was established in the early 1900s and embraces women’s work in economics, politics, and sociology. Now it is even an official holiday in many countries.
Each year a new theme is focused on, chosen by charities and women’s groups around the world. The United Nations have named 2012 ‘Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty’. The UN, amongst many other groups, are working to help rural women in areas of health, education, food, social protection, work, and improved access to resources.
In Afghanistan, green scarves are worn by female activist groups, where political messages are sewn into the garment. As part of the global Green Scarf Campaign, women are being encouraged to wear green scarves throughout International Women’s Day in solidarity with the Afghan women.
In full support, we’ve gone green too.
…And if you’re wondering what all the powder is about – today is also Holi, the Indian festival of colour!