International Women's Day: Everything you should know!!!

S Venkateshwari
International Women's Day: Everything you should know!!!

Every year on march 8, the world observes international Women's Day (IWD) to honor the political, social, cultural, and economic accomplishments of women. Additionally, the day serves as a call to action to accelerate gender parity. It not only honors the successes and advancements made by women, but it also draws attention to the ongoing battles for equality and the necessity of global advocacy and action. This day is marked by a number of worldwide events that serve to highlight the efforts made by all those who are concerned with human rights in the continuous fight for gender parity. Everything a person needs to know about international Women's Day in 2024 is provided here.

Theme for international Women's Day in 2024

The campaign topic for this year is "Inspire Inclusion," however the United Nations has declared that the theme for 2024 will be "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress," with an emphasis on addressing economic disempowerment.

It emphadata-sizes the value of empowerment and diversity in all spheres of society. This campaign places a heavy focus on highlighting the critical role that inclusion plays in furthering gender equality as well as the value of diversity and empowerment in a variety of societal contexts.

The history of international Women's Day

The labor movements in North America and europe gave rise to international Women's Day in the early 20th century. The Socialist party of America declared february 28, 1909, to be the inaugural National Women's Day, in remembrance of the 1908 New York garment workers' strike, during which women demonstrated against unfavorable working conditions. At the Copenhagen international Women's Conference later in 1910, Clara Zetkin presented the idea of international Women's Day. Almost a million people participated in the first observation of Women's Rights Day in 1911 throughout numerous european countries after the notion was widely endorsed.

International Women's Day has expanded over time to become a day of honor and celebration for women everywhere. The UN General assembly asked member states to declare march 8 as the UN Day for Women's Rights and World Peace two years after the UN started commemorating the day in 1975.

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