March 8 is Women’s Day

by Ruth Griffiths

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

Prince Albert Council of Women will celebrate International Women’s Day, with Covid protocols, during a brief ceremony at City Hall. 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.

A representative of Prince Albert Council of Women, Rose Rothenberger, told me in an e-mail, “Usually we have an induction ceremony with a banquet. However, this year because of Covid restrictions, we will not be able to have the celebration … hopefully we can hold it at a later date.”

Thousands of events usually occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
In many countries it is a holiday with parades. However, the pandemic rages on and public gatherings are inadvisable.

The global UN Women theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future.

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.