Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

March 8: International Women's Day

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The bourgeois sees his wife a mere instrument of production. He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited in common, and, naturally, can come to no other conclusion that the lot of being common to all will likewise fall to the women.
–The Communist Manifesto in 1848, by Karl Marx

It was not too long ago when women were not allowed to vote or run for office. They were not allowed to hold a profession or to keep their own earnings. Women in history have been denied of such basic rights as inheritance, education and choosing their own partners in marriage.

International Women’s Day or IWD (formerly coined as International Working Women’s Day) is observed on March 8 of every year. This has been celebrated as early as the 1900s, a time of great expansion and political unrest. With the advent of widespread sociopolitical revolution, women were driven to become more vocal, determined and present in campaigning for their rights.

It was Clara Zetkin in 1910 who proposed that for every country and every year, there should be a same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. A conference of more than 100 women from 17 different countries, each one representing unions, socialist parties & working women’s organizations unanimously agreed and approved Zetkin’s propaganda, thus giving birth to the International Women’s Day.

The United Nations holds an annual IWD conference to collaborate global efforts and recognition for women’s rights and contribution in social, political and economic advancements.

We, at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, salute the empowered women of today.

Earlier this month, the Arabian Business named UAE’s first female minister, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi as the top most powerful Arab woman of 2012. Sheikha Lubna has been spearheading stronger trade connections with international partners making the UAE one of the best choices for diversified commerce and business.

We join the whole world in celebrating a special day in honor, appreciation and respect for all the women who have made significant achievements socially, economically and politically.

We, at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, salute the empowered women of today.