March 8 is International Women's Day, the day we should be talking about women fighting for their rights around the world. From Iran to India, there are some big fights underway.
In Saudi Arabia, women are battling their country's archaic guardianship laws that deny women the basic freedoms we in the West take for granted, such as travelling overseas, going to work and leaving the house as we please. With no public outlet to raise their voices, Saudi women have turned to social media with the hashtag #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen. In Jaipur, India, Muslim women are this week marching against the unfair treatment they receive under Shariah divorce laws.
And the fight closest to my heart is that of women in Iran protesting laws that make wearing the hijab mandatory.