The theme for 2008 is: “Investing in Women‘s Health”.
Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world’s women? In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8th of March as International Women’s Day. The UN General Assembly cited two reasons: to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. For the women of the world, the IWD symbolism has a wider meaning: It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.
With all this in mind, we need to recognize that women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. The enjoyment of this right is vital to their life and well-being and their ability to participate in all areas of public and private life.
Women and Community Health Awareness
The Women and Community Health Awareness should focuses on the health and development of individuals and their families today and for future generations. To enhance health and development by supporting communities in identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating approaches and interventions that foster healthy development across the life course and accelerate human development.
Works for Community Health Awareness in which:
- Women and men lead healthy lives, particularly in the sexual and reproductive domain
- Pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all women and their infants are born alive and healthy
- Infantsare assured a healthy start to life
- Childrendevelop to their full potential
- Adolescentsare empowered to contribute to their health and development
- All people at risk are protected against vaccine-preventable disease.
We as women need to acknowledge that aging – you can’t prevent it – but eating right and staying fit now can help to keep you feeling and looking good throughout your life. As women go through the different life stages, it is important to be aware of the bodies’ changing needs. Staying active and tailoring food intake to keep up with your changing body can help minimize unwanted weight gain and energy loss.
We at Jamilina Wellness Center and What Women Want… Magazine teamed up to bring to you the first of a kind in Cairo, Egypt the IWD celebration to recognize women for their time, commitment and work in improving the lives of women and families in their community.
The event will be filled with activities to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. There will be a rich and diverse fabric of local activity connecting women from all around Cairo ranging from governmental representatives, practitioners and local health care physicians lecturers, local business women, and networking activities through local women’s hand made crafts, theatric performances, women fashion design and more.