- Samira Bawumia has celebrated woman on social media on the occasion of it being International Women's Day
- She has described women as heroes who push boundaries everyday to better the lives of others
As the world celebrates the role of women in society on International Women's Day, which falls on Thursday, March 8, 2018, Samira Bawumia, Ghana's Second Lady, has referred to women the world over as 'heroes'.
In a message shared on her Facebook page, Mrs. Samira Bawumia said that women have made, and continue to make tremendous contributions to society.
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The Second Lady went on to say that women keep pushing the boundaries in order to realize their dreams and improve the lives of many others in society.
"You are our heroes; pushing the boundaries every day to achieve your dreams and make life better for countless others. Today, we honour and celebrate you. Happy International Women's Day,” She wrote.
Checkout Samira Bawumia's Facebook post below:
This year's International Women's Day, dubbed 'Press for progress', is one that meshes with a global movement that began with the #MeToo revelations early last year.
The first observance of Women's Day occured on February 28, 1909, in the United States.
The following year the date of March 8 was chosen to celebrate International Women's Day at the International Women's Conference.
The date truly went transnational in 1917, when soviet women gained suffrage. March 8, became a national holiday in Soviet Russia.
It continued to be celebrated by communist countries until the United Nations adopted the trend in 1975.
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