Crystal’s Clear View: A time to celebrate women

Published 4:42 pm Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Editor’s note: International Women’s Day was Wednesday, March 8.

It’s a beautiful spring day, and women worldwide are celebrating International Women’s Day.

In every corner of the world, women celebrated their achievements, demanded change and inspired one another on this day to keep fighting for their rights. They are united in their determination to make the world a better, more equal place for all.

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From Asia to Africa, Europe to the Americas, women are coming together to celebrate their achievements, highlight their challenges and demand change.

In a small village in India, a group of women gathered in a community center. They shared their stories of resilience, courage and determination in adversity.

One woman talked about how she had fought against child marriage and persuaded her parents to let her continue her education. Another spoke about how she had started a business, despite facing discrimination and harassment from her male competitors.

In a bustling city in Brazil, a group of women marched through the streets, chanting slogans and holding signs demanding equal pay and ending violence against women.

In a refugee camp in Syria, a group of women gathered in a makeshift classroom, determined to continue their education even in the midst of conflict and displacement. They share their dreams of a better future where they can contribute to their communities and have a say in their own lives.

In a boardroom in New York, a group of women executives discussed ways to promote diversity and inclusion in their companies. They share their experiences of overcoming gender bias and discrimination and they brainstorm solutions to the challenges that still exist.

On this International Women’s Day, voices ring out loud and clear, reminding the world that the struggle for gender equality is far from over but that we can make progress and build a better future for all.

CRYSTAL VANDEGRIFT is a staff reporter for The Farmville Herald and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is