March 8th and its true meaning

Little we know that back in late February 1917, after two million Russian soldiers were killed at the front, their mothers, wives, and daughters protested on the streets against the war; 60 years later, the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day, inviting each country to proclaim it as the “United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.” Traditionally, this is what we celebrate on March 8th. 

For millions of women around us, today is not about their rights or peace, but about survival, pain and uncertainty. Wives and daughters are husbandless and fatherless because of a most absurd war in Ukraine. March 8th should not be about widows and orphans but about celebrating women and international peace.

May God help us celebrate this day in its true meaning soon.

#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 #РазомІзУкраїною #prayingforpeace

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