International Women’s Day 2010

“A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally” Maya Angelou

Today is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, political and economical achievements of women around the world; past, present and future.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank

Let’s remember those who sacrificed their lives and fought so hard for the freedom and rights that we now have and often take for granted in the UK.

“It is our duty to make this world a better place for women” Dame Christabel Pankhurst

Let’s not forget the women all over the world who are still fighting for gender equality, for freedom, for justice and for a better world. May they stay strong and fight on.

“We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Let’s take time to let the women in our lives know that we love, value and appreciate them.

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou

Here’s to wonderful women all over the world, in all their roles and all their beauty.

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Have You Seen Her?

Have you seen her?
That blue eyed girl
With a smile bigger than her face
And a laugh so loud you wince.

Have you seen her?
That green eyed girl
With such an appetite for adventure
She dares to take on the world.

Have you seen her?
That grey eyed girl
With her inquisitive mind
Her desire to learn, to see, to know.

Have you seen her?
That bright eyed girl?
With her dreams of change
And grand plans for progress.

Have you seen her?
That golden eyed girl
With her passion for freedom
Her love for justice and peace.

Have you seen her?
The Irish eyed girl.
Yes?
Please send her to me.
Back to me.
Her and I were meant to be.
For,
Without she
I
am
not
me.