International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 8 March every year. The day is dedicated to honoring the achievements of women globally from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights.
It was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 in New York City, USA. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America. At the same time, in 1917 women in Russia organized a strike for the right and honor. After this, Women’s Day started being celebrated all over the world. Its main objective is to make people aware of respect and rights of women.
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day (IWD) is dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. The day, collectively established by women, also brings attention to gender parity and women’s rights.
Gender parity is a statistical measure that compares women and men through their earnings, education, and work hours, among other points. This sociological metric helps researchers comprehend how society is progressing or falling back in specific areas. It’s also a very important tool for policymakers making every effort towards gender equality. With over a century of history, IWD is a growing movement centered around unity and strength. Lets Share these wishes, messages, images and quotes to all women you love. She may be your mother, sister or your girlfriend.
When is international women’s day?
International Women’s Day globally celebrated on 8 March every year. also read about Woman’s Equality Day: know what is special on this day and why it is celebrated?
Let’s know the history and importance of International Women’s Day-
History of International Women’s Day
In 1908, when 15,000 women demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote in New York City.
Clara Zetkin, who gave the idea to observe the day internationally. In 1910, she suggested the idea at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. In the Conference, 100 women from 17 countries are there, and they agreed on her suggestion.
It is the year of 1990. When a socialist political party organized a program for the first time in the US, the resolution to celebrate Women’s Day was passed. The main objective of this program was to empower women to vote. A year later, it received the status at the Copenhagen Conference of Socialist International in 1910. In 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland celebrated the first official International Women’s Day on March 19. More than one million people attended rallies focused on suffrage, representation, education, and workers’ rights. Whereas, in 1917, women in Russia went on strike for bread and cloth – and four days into the women’s strike the Tsar was forced to abdicate and the provisional government granted women the right to vote.
Due to this strike, the then government gave women the right to vote as well as to give bread cloth. From that time, Women’s Day began to be celebrated every year. However, there were differences in the dates of celebrating Women’s Day. In the immediate period, Russia used the Julian calendar. Whereas, the Gregorian calendar was in vogue in other countries of the world. After this, on March 8, 1921, International Women’s Day was celebrated all over the world.
In 1975, the United Nations (UN) officially started celebrating the day. The first theme adopted by the UN (in 1996) was “Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future”. This year’s focuses on “An equal world is an enabled world” and asks for people to work together to create a gender equal world.
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Importance of International Women’s Day
Women are considered weak in society. Whereas, women are not inferior to men and are walking step by step. Today, all-round development of the world is taking place due to the cooperation of women. Women’s Day is celebrated every year to raise the spirits of women and to remove inequality spread in the society. Real also International Day for the Elimination of violence against women
International Women’s Day 2021 theme
This year’s theme by UN is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”
International Women’s Day 2020 theme was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
International Women’s Day color
Purple color has been chosen as the official color of International Women’s Day, the color representing women globally. It is secured also in the official logo of the IWD.
International Women’s Day Logo
International Women’s Day campaign theme for 2021
This year’s International Women’s Day 2021 campaign has chosen the theme #ChooseToChallenge, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.
The 2020 theme was #EachforEqual
The 2019 theme was #BalanceforBetter
The 2018 theme was #PressforProgress
The 2017 theme was #BeBoldforChange
The 2016 theme was #PledgeforParity