Much progress has been made to protect and promote women’s rights in recent times. However, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men, according to the UN. The majority of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women. On average, women receive between 30 and 40 percent less pay than men earn for the same work. Women also continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women worldwide.
The first International Women’s Day occurred on March 19 in 1911. The inaugural event, which included rallies and organized meetings, was a big success in countries such as Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The March 19 date was chosen because it commemorated the day that the Prussian king promised to introduce votes for women in 1848. The promise gave hope for equality but it was a promise that he failed to keep. The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913.
The International Women’s Day logo is in purple and white and features the symbol of Venus, which is also the symbol of being female. The faces of women of all backgrounds, ages, and nations are also seen in various promotions, such as posters, postcards and information booklets, on International Women’s Day. Various messages and slogans that promote the day are also publicized during this time of the year.
These women with the beautiful smiles work hard drying fishes, starting before sunrise and working till sunset.
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TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-08 6:05
Hello Margorzata! It is a joyful images conveyed optimism and smiles! A good idea to give this day a message of hope and happy! I think there are memories that demand it! Well done!
Sergiom (84301) 2012-03-08 6:10
De très jolis sourires. Le point de vue et le cadrage sont intéressant et fait ressortir la joie de vivre et l'appréciation du moment.
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-08 6:11
a portrait full of life and joy! the chosen POV puts the girls in a more integrated scenery…the colors ,the light management and the sharpness are made marvelously…and the best of all, is their beautiful smiles..such a wonderful expression…good work!
emilbo (22616) 2012-03-08 6:23
De beaux sourire qui commence bien une journée. Excellent portrait de ces deux jeunes femmes bien présenté dans un bel éclairage. Belles expressions et merveilleuses couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne journée de la femme,
holmertz (56045) 2012-03-08 7:50
You submit an important note with this photo Maybe these women are too charming to illustrate the suffering of a huge number of women worldwide, but they certainly make the photo worth looking at. The warm light means a lot to the pleasure of watching it.
cornejo (44591) 2012-03-08 8:19
Malgo Witam, bardzo ładny strzał z tych pięknych uśmiechów, bardzo dobrze sfotografowane z doskonałą ostrość i POV. Bardzo dobra praca, ładne i dobrze wykonane, gratuluję moim przyjacielem. Dzień dobry i szczęśliwy weekend. TFS.
Malgo Hello, very nice shot of these lovely smiles, very well photographed with excellent sharpness and POV. Very good job, nice and well done, congratulations friend of mine. Good afternoon and happy weekend. Tfs.
tyro (26138) 2012-03-08 8:39
You have given us a very interesting and informative note.
But these two charming ladies do not look like victims of oppression, violence or poverty: they look far too happy and well groomed. Lovely infectious beaming smiles as they look at their photographer!
Gorgeous colours, perfect composition and exposure and excellent detail and sharpness.
P.S. Is this "thanaka" that these ladies have on their faces? I noticed that you thought this might have been the stuff on the head of Lisa's little Malaysian girl.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-08 9:44
Hello Malgo - I think, if anything, your shot shows the positive spirit of women. Burma and its people (men and women) have long been oppressed by the military government. These ladies mirror the serene and vital nature of Aung San Suu Kyi who has stood firmly for freedom and democracy for many years. I love this post and I wish my fellow sisters on TE peace and strength. Warm wishes Rosemary
Lidschlag (62) 2012-03-08 11:19
These two liked to be photographed.
A perfect contribution to Womens Day.
It made me smile too.
I suppose these women are selling the fish in the foreground.
To include with what the two are earning there money puts more imformation to the picture. Well done!
m00n (2259) 2012-03-08 12:00
I believe that many women, had reason to smile today ...
vasilpro (41619) 2012-03-08 12:30
Wonderful composition for the womaen's world day, beautiful portraits of two lovely ladies, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
leo61 (0) 2012-03-08 12:35
Great note and a great shot!
I know these women and I photographed them too,and sent them some prints.I love there warm smiles and the composition with the dried fish in the foreground.
Jeppo (17645) 2012-03-08 12:38
ladny portret. uwlebiam usmiech!
Fis2 (102198) 2012-03-08 12:55
Ale sympatyczna para.
Dobry kadr i kolory.
Waylim (25502) 2012-03-08 18:06
Great shot, Love those smiling faces, it brighton up the screen and those fishes in the foreground, I have to hold my nose. Really good and well managed light between the shadow and sun.
They make me smile back at the monitor.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-08 22:31
Hello Malgorzata. What a beautiful photo of a World Women's Day. Title, photo and text fit together perfectly. well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
delpeoples (59184) 2012-03-08 23:29
Carissima Itchy Feet
What a beautiful photo to celebrate International Women's Day. This photo is superb, certainly one of your best. The colours, the sharpness and depth of field are just wonderful. The light is the icing on the cake.
macjake (70515) 2012-03-08 23:44
a photo thats so suited for the day, it couldn't have been better represented.
just look at the smiles, especially from the woman on the right.
its a very pleasing scene, its heart warming and the viewer can't help but be swept up by their charm.
ChrisJ (116674) 2012-03-08 23:52
For sure it would be a horrible world without women & this is an appropriate upload for I.W.D.! A good dual portrait that contrasts the 2 very different facial expressions. The lady at left is more reserved and the lady at right more outgoing. Tfs!
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-03-09 0:03
wczoraj mnie nie bylo troche za pozno ale zycze tyle usmiechu i radosci co natym zdjeciu,pozdrawiam
dkmurphys (61929) 2012-03-09 0:18
Fine portraits with those cute girls. I like the traditional hats and the sunlight. Well catch, enjoy a fine weekend.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-09 0:24
Ces deux jeunes filles au sourire éclatant sont bien choisies pour célébrer ce jour. Beau double portrait.
papagolf21 (105164) 2012-03-09 1:35
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Merci de nous offrir pour cette journée de la femme, ces deux visages, dont le regard, pétillent de joie ! Une journée dans l'année, c'est bien peu pour rendre hommage aux femmes !
Enfin, félicitations pour cette belle réalisation.
npecanhuk (75660) 2012-03-09 4:51
Lovely double portrait!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are great!
Question: What's that on their faces? Sun cream?
TFS - congrats,
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-09 5:11
You have spotted and captured these beauties really well. Love their smiles and fancy hats in fabulous exposure and lighting. Good notes on the women's right and have a wonderful weekend ahead.
paololg (31448) 2012-03-09 13:43
Ciao cara Malgo,
beautiful smile, sincere and optimistic, for celebrating the day of the woman. In your notes you have explained well the true meaning of this celebration, although I think that by now has become the celebration of florists and restaurants. Anyway your photo is pleasant and captured with good photo quality. Very beautiful, especially the warm light that illuminates the faces of these beautiful Burmese girls. BRAVA!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
bayno (18344) 2012-03-09 18:49
I lost many of your beautiful photos ... but I am taken from the beaches of Goa ehehhe,
This double portrait is very beautiful, full of light and with two beautiful smiles for you, i do not understand what that paste in their face, probably cream sandal ...i dedicate also a post to the women but was banned for the title...women is the nigger on the world....john lennon...
have a good day...
abmdsudi (56256) 2012-03-10 2:30
What a cute shot and those additional stuff add such a nice touch overall apart from those beatiful faces. Great lighting, wonderful colors and good use of dof but those sweet smiles and the shining eyes real make my day. An excellent tribute to these hard working women. Great contribution to TE. Well done
everlasting (15238) 2012-03-10 22:08
Wonderful smiles for IWD malgo. Very nice double portrait, natural poses and good sharpness
Silvio1953 (148333) 2012-03-12 6:44
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely couple with fascinating smiles, great celebration for International Woman Day colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-14 23:20
Morning Malgo, What a super capture of these two ladies with their big grins. Fantastic Mg, focus pin-sharp , splendid colours and very well managed light, the low sun catching their faces. Great one for the woman's day. Cheers Iain.
Miguel82 (27648) 2015-06-25 9:31
refulgent smiles captured with the Sony nex-5, hats and traditional cream protect the brave girls from the hard sun, they arranged fishes to make them dry