Although the contribution of women should be appreciated every day, but still a special day has been fixed in their contribution and respect, that is 8 March. Which the whole world celebrates. But after all, what was the reason for the beginning of this day and who had initiated it, you will know about it in this article today.
History of International Women’s Day
The idea of celebrating International Women’s Day originated from a labor movement. In the year 1908, when 15,000 women took out a rally in New York City, demanding reduction in working hours, pay according to work, as well as the right to vote. Exactly a year after this incident, the Socialist Party of America declared this day the first National Women’s Day. In the year 1911, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Women’s Day was officially recognized in 1975 when the United Nations began celebrating it annually with a special theme. The first theme of International Women’s Day was ‘Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future.’
Theme of International Women’s Day 2022
This time the theme of International Women’s Day 2022 is ‘Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ i.e. Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.
Objective of International Women’s Day
The purpose behind celebrating Women’s Day is to provide women with all the rights that are given to a common citizen. Discrimination is the biggest reason behind them.
This is how this day is celebrated
In many countries such as Russia, Belarus, Uganda, Afghanistan-Cuba, Vietnam, Ukraine and Cambodia, this day is a holiday. Women are given half a day off in most offices in China. In America, the month of March is celebrated as ‘Women’s History Month’.