March is Women’s History month and today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day (IWD), commemorating women’s rights and peace. In some form or other, International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 95 years!
Many women’s groups around the world use the color purple to represent them, especially the suffragettes. In the UK in 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) chose these three colors: purple, green, and white. They were then adopted as the official colors for IWD.
– white for purity* in public as well as private life
– purple for justice, dignity, self-reverence, and self-respect
– green for hope and new life
In recent years, the color gold has been added, representing ‘a new dawn’ and commonly used to represent the second wave of feminism.
Learn more about it here.
To help us all celebrate…here’s a wee bit of word art for you…You GO girl!Click on the image to get it. Please share this blog posting with all your women friends so they can come get a copy, too!