Women across the world on Sunday observe International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme “an equal world is an enabled world.” It is a day for reflection on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977, but the history of IWD gatherings date back to 1911 with over a million people supporting it.
After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967.
Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, women’s advancement has been very pervasive with the current them occupying the offices of Premier, Deputy Governer and Chief Justice just to name a few senior ranking positions.
At Wessex Fairchild Attorneys, we salute all the women of Turks and Caicos Islands and the world at large.