Nicole Fraccaroli

In Italy as well the 8th of March is known as the “Women’s Day”; and there are so many different theories and ideas about the main reason why such celebration began. When I was a kid, I was told it was to celebrate the power of women, their strength and human rights. All things I used to take for granted, but we should not. There are still too many realities in which women’s rights are violated; where women are categorized as mere objects and with no decisional power. A woman can play multiple roles: worker, mother, wife, gymnast, student, artist etc but it’s up to her to decide who to be and become. I want other girls to study, to live a dignified life and to be happy. For me the 8th of March represents one more reminder that still a lot has to be done, implemented and changed. It reminds me how lucky I am and to keep studying to make the difference. Malala Yousafzai (human rights activist) has organized for this specific day a global campaign to stress the relevance of the right to education, often denied to women in several countries. You can find more information on “Malala Fund” page on Facebook or Twitter to see how you can contribute to this cause and take the action. #todayisagooddaytotaketheaction

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