International Women’s Day 2020

March 8, is globally recognized as International Women’s Day. This year’s themes are #GenerationEquality and #EachForEqual. Click here for the official United Nations website with more history and information.

This day means different things to different people. For some it’s a celebration, for others it’s a call to action to accelerate gender parity, and for many it’s an opportunity to align and promote relevant activity. Whatever your objective, International Women’s Day is the perfect moment for gender-focused action.

Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity. 

Today I would like to share part of a previous post of mine and honour a dear friend who left this earth last year. Her legacy will endure. One piece of it is this outstanding collection of photographs of women around the world, compiled by Toronto’s own Journeywoman, Evelyn HannonThis is a stunning celebration of women uniquely contributing to their communities.

Click right here and be sure to continue through all five pages of photos. You will be very glad you did. That’s a promise!


 Evelyn shared her thoughts on the project at the time:  “As I add the finishing touches to our ‘2016 Journeywoman International Woman’s Day Photography Exhibit,’ I dedicate this year’s compilation to all daughters and granddaughters wherever they live in this great big world. My hope is that with time this young generation of females will bring us closer to a place of equal opportunity for women and for men. As Mothers, Aunts, and Grandmothers we believe in them and will do everything we can to support them.”

Evelyn’s decades of groundbreaking work are being carried on today by others and you can continue to follow Journeywoman on Facebook.

In this photo collection, each is a study in itself, but was there one in particular that stood out for you?

This eye-catching study was taken by my friend, Carol Perehudoff, a.k.a luxury blogger, Wandering Carol. I keep waiting for the image to start moving. Unforgettable!


Celebrate women today and every day. All ages. All nationalities. We are in this together.

About Patricia Sands

Family, writing and travel are my passions ... okay, and chocolate ... and I'm seldom without a camera. I write women's fiction and keep in touch with readers by a monthly newsletter that also has giveaways and contests. Come and join us by signing up on the right. See you there!


  1. Susan Roberts says

    Patricia, thank you so much for posting these pictures – they were all fantastic examples of the strength of women all over the world.

    • Patricia Sands says

      Susan, thank you for commenting. You are right, it’s a wonderful compilation. Evelyn was an astute observer of women in her travels and so appreciated the photography of others as well as her own. She is sorely missed but forever thanked for all she gave to the world.

  2. I thought I left a comment yesterday, but I don’t see it. Anyway, I love the photo of the beautiful woman in the bright pink dress. It really catches the eye.

    Thanks for sharing all the information.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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