International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, fundraise for female-focused charities.
IWD started from labour movements in North America and Europe during the early twentieth century. The soonest form was purportedly a “Ladies’ Day” coordinated by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. This roused German representatives at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference to propose “an exceptional Women’s Day” be coordinated every year, though with no set date; the next year saw the main shows and celebrations of International Women’s Day across Europe. After ladies acquired testimonial in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the start of the February Revolution), IWD was made a public occasion on March 8; it was accordingly celebrated on that date by the communist development and socialist nations. The occasion was related with extreme left developments and governments until its reception by the worldwide women’s activist development in the last part of the 1960s. IWD turned into a standard worldwide occasion following its appropriation by the United Nations in 1977.
In a society that was being dominated by men for centuries, it is now a high time when people (most importantly) must acknowledge the role and importance of women in their lives. When provided with the equal opportunities, women have made a name for themselves in almost every field and have stood shoulder to shoulder with men. Not only they stood equal to men, but also simultaneously they looked after their families as well and have justified the meaning of a true all-rounder.
To all the women out there, a big cheers to all of you!
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