The world is observing International Women’s Day on March 8 today. The reason behind observing this day is to be aware about women’s rights. Though every day is a women’s day, this specific day is set apart to confer every women with her accomplishments irrespective of the divisions, whether linguistic, cultural, economical, political, national or ethnic.
On numerous occasions, women have presented their value by outshining in each field and bringing pride. They are not only strong leaders in the political and economical area but in entertainment, sports and many other categories also.
Well, do you know why International Women’s Day is observed or how it begun? Here is why.
This International Women’s Day comes from a workers’ movement. It first came to light at the turn of the 20th century in North America and across Europe, when in the year 1908, 15,000 women in New York marched demanding a fewer hours of job. Aside from this, they requested that they ought to be given an improved compensation and also a right to vote. After a year, the Socialist Party of America announced this day as the first National Women’s Day at the Socialist International gathering in Copenhage.
With many years and new objectives are brought to additionally etch the importance of this day and in 2015, nations embraced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In it, Goal 5 is “Accomplish gender equality and to empower all women and girls”.
In countries like Armenia, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Cuba and Uganda this International Women’s Day is an official holiday.
Theme of International Women’s Day 2021
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “#ChooseToChallenge.” This theme aims to call out our gender inequality and to celebrate Women’s accomplishments, it also spreads awareness about the same.
Importance of International Women’s Day
The International Women’s Day is set apart by celebrating all parts of a Women’s life. From being a housewife and dealing with her family to working in a corporate world, the day plans to celebrate everything a lady accomplishes for her friends and family and for society. Individuals celebrate this day by loving and giving extra care to the ladies in their lives and revealing to them how important they are.
The day is marked by making people aware about the women’s rights, security and gender equality.