Observed since 1911, . IWD is not country, group or organization specific and simply works towards women empowerment while celebrating the achievements of women who have overcome several socio-economic barriers. The day is marked around the world with arts performances, discussions, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches.
In 1910, Clara Zetkin, leader of the ‘women’s office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany came up with the idea of an International Women’s Day which was agreed upon by a conference of more than 100 women from 17 countries. In 1911, 8th March was decided as the day to celebrate womanhood. But it was only in 1975, that the United Nation recognized this day and ever since it has created a theme each year for the celebration. The first theme adopted by the UN (in 1996) was “Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future”.
The theme for IWD 2020 is #EachforEqual, recognizing all of the actions we can take as individuals to challenge stereotypes, fight prejudice and celebrate women’s achievements.
An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
In the end, a very very Happy Women’s Day to all the beautiful women around the world. Whether a homemaker or a CEO of a multinational, you are someone who has worked towards making this world a better place to live in and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Lets pledge to make this world better by helping out each other.
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