International Women’s Day observed every year on March 8. So many people are wondering “Why do we celebrate Women’s Day on March 8?”. Well, International women’s day history is very long. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909 in United states. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women in around the world and especially on their achievements – social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Many obstacles women faced in the past and they shown great courage overcome those hurdles.
Women today occupy vital positions in all areas whether it’s high end science projects or in small start ups. Women didn’t have much freedom in the past like they were not allowed to study, work , vote etc.
While going through the history it all started on 1909.
In 1909 – united states, the Socialist Party of America designated Feb 28th in honour of the garment workers’ strike in New York in 1908, where women protested for better pay and shorter working hours.
1913-14: Women’s day became more popular as for protest against war. Women in Russia and Europe held rallies on Feb last and in March 8 to express solidarity with peace activists.
1975: United Nations began celebrating the womens day on March 8. 1975 was United Nations’ International Women’s Year.
2011: Considering their role in shaping a nation’s history, former US President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Women’s History Month to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments.
For international womens day, every year there will be a specific theme which focus on empowerment of Women. The theme for year International Women’s Day (2017) is ‘Be Bold for Change’. It focused on a more gender inclusive world.
International Women’s Day 2018 theme was “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. That year International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice.
International Women’s Day 2019 theme was “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”
International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is Each for Equal (#EachforEqual).
Even in year 2020, womens suffers lot of discriminiation in various places – whether it is work place, or any other public places. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. It is all about Collective Individualism.
Usually, IWD color (Internation Women’s day) would be Purple and the logo also is in purple color with circle and arrow at the end. International Women’s Day logo is features the symbol of Venus, which directly represents symbol of being a female.
More details about how to celebrate International womens day, what are the activities/ ideas for IWD ? and the major mission, vision, focus of International womens day (IWD) are available in the direct link – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Still many of the women in some countries suffers through the hardships. This year women day may en-light some light in their life. As long as people continue to fight for equality there is always hope for woman in this world.
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