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. 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 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.
The theme for this year International Women’s Day (2017) is ‘Be Bold for Change’. It focused on a more gender inclusive world.
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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