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International Women’s day was celebrated on 8 March and in the UK Mothering Sunday (or sometimes incorrectly referred to as Mothers’ day) was celebrated on 10 March. We’ve been traveling for the last couple of months and I’d completely lost track of the days and dates – thank you Ailsa for the timely reminder!

Here are some photos I took on our recent trip to India (hence my prolonged absence from all things internet-related) which honour women, mothers and children (our future women)

for those who do not enjoy the same privileges as we do

IMG_0135_New-Delhi-female-building-site-worker
a woman building-site worker in New Delhi, India

IMG_9108-Khajuraho-old-village
woman sitting outside her home in the old village of Khajuraho, India

IMG_0043_New-Delhi-temple-flower-vendor
flower vendor near a temple in New Delhi

IMG_9963_roadside-food-vendor
a roadside food vendor in India

IMG_1716_women-carrying-cattle-feed
women carrying cattlefeed on their heads

IMG_0172_ND-women-children
mothers and children

IMG_0981_mother-child-pumping-water
mother and child pumping water

IMG_1639_women-carrying-water
women and children carrying water

IMG_2082_Rajasthani-mother-child
Rajasthani mother and child

IMG_8454_ND-schoolgirls
schoolgirls in New Delhi

IMG_9347-Chandigarh-Nek-Chand-garden
the next generation

IMG_8750_India-Ghandi-museum
photos of Mrs Ghandi, in the Indira Ghandi memorial museum in New Delhi, India

IMG_8762_Indira-Ghandi-museum
Mrs Indira Ghandi, who did so much for India

I’ve just come across Irena Sendlerowa, a Polish woman, who smuggled 2500 children out of the Warsaw ghetto. Hers is an extraordinary story and has it’s been published in a book entitled ‘Life in a jar’.

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Comments on: "travel theme: international women’s day" (2)

  1. Brilliant photos that reminded me of India and the amazing women there.

  2. The younger generation and the schoolgirls with their brilliant smiles give me so much hope.

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