How far have we come?

Two days ago it was International Women’s Day. Millions of people, both men and women took the opportunity to post about it on social media and declare their support for women all over.

Whilst it’s great to have a day to embrace women, I’m definitely the type of person to preach for every day to be a day to embrace women. Across divided societies, urban and rural regions in developing and developed countries, the definition and outlook of a woman is different. Heck, the day to day struggle a woman faces is different. Now I’m not saying women are the only creatures to face difficulty or inequality, but there’s challenges across societies which prevent equality or justice to fully surface. But that’s wishful thinking right – having equality worldwide.

I just read this article: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ireland-abortion-unmarried-mothers-babies-removed-death-catholic-church-anglican-charities-laundries-a7623476.html

Women continue to face struggles on the rights of their own body; abortion is still illegal worldwide. Growing up, Wade vs. Roe was a significant case which many of us recognise today. But there’s still so many women who face this difficult dilemma of having to relocate for an abortion.

It’s been 44 years since Wade vs Roe and I suspect this challenge will still be faced by women in 44 years from now.

Many challenges I guess will never be able to resolved. That’s the challenge of living.

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