March 8 is Women’s Day

Ruth Griffiths

Friday is International Women’s Day. Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8.

Prince Albert Council of Women will celebrate Women’s Day, but on Sunday, March 10 during a Tea at the Coronet Hotel. The celebration will include the induction of Jennifer Brown into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame. Tickets are $25. Call Patricia 306 764-5051.

Jennifer Brown, an art teacher at Carlton Comprehensive public high school, is  being recognized for her work as a teacher, her activism with the Métis National Youth Advocacy Council and time spent volunteering. The photograph of this year’s Hall of Fame inductee will be hung on the wall on the second floor at City Hall along with the photos of those who previously received this honour.

Around the world, thousands of events occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

In many countries it is a holiday with parades.  

The global UN theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Invest in women: Accelerate progress” The theme focusing on the fifth UN sustainable development goal of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030.

Prince Albert’s Women’s Hall of Fame is a great example of how women have provided leadership in our community. However, achieving an equal future for women and girls is an on-going challenge.