|International Womens Day 2010|
International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide on 8th March 2010. We have come a long way since 8th March 1975, when the United Nations recognized this day as International Women's Day and dedicated it to the progress of women worldwide. The theme for 2010 is "Equal rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All, strives to end the discrimination against women and ensure equal participation. This day reminds us not only of all the accomplishments of women, but also of the abundant, yet untapped potential of the fair sex, which if steered in the right direction, can impact the lives of the coming generations.
Childbirth is one of the most marvelous and memorable segment in a woman's life. Being pregnant is a totally different feeling for the would-be mothers, whether they are first time pregnant or having a second, third, and fourth child. The changes are apparent not only in the body physically, but in the emotional well being as well. Safe motherhood ensures that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
|Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves|
Each year, from the 4th to the 10th of March, the world is awash with the celebrations of the International Womens Week. The celebrations, which reach their crescendo on the 8th, the International Womens Day, is a global attempt to honor the feathers on the feminine caps, by accolading their socio-economic, cultural and political achievement.
|Ill-treatment against women|
Violence can be defined as a man using a pattern of assault and intimidating acts to assert power and control the woman. It is recently recognized as a major woman's health issue. Ill-treatment meted out to women involves physical, psychological, economic, and sexual abuse. The overall framework in which the abuse occurs may follow a pattern called the cycle of violence. Unfortunately it has been a part of many cultures for many generations.
Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the loss of pregnancy, where the fetus cannot survive or is born before the 20th week of pregnancy. It occurs in about 15-20 per cent of all recognized pregnancies. Almost 80 per cent of the miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The chance of a successful pregnancy after a spontaneous miscarriage is very good.