Women across generations had to struggle to bring about a day to recognize and celebrate women in the world.
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Russian women demanded and gained the right to vote in 1917 as a direct consequence of the March protests and after more than 40,000 women and men again took to the streets demanding universal suffrage. This made Russia the first major power to enact suffrage legislation for women on 8th of March that year.
By 1977, the UN and its member states proclaimed 8 March would be an official day for women’s rights and world peace. Nowadays, that is a fact as it’s vital to appreciate special women in our lives.
The day aimed to help nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against women. It is a global day that celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a “call to action” to increase gender equality. It also focused on helping women gain equal participation in global development.
“An equal world is an enabled world”
That’s the core message of #EachForEqual, this year’s campaign for International Women’s Day. It seeks to draw attention to the idea that gender inequality isn’t a women’s issue, but an economic one – as gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
The International Women’s Day this year is celebrated the upcoming Sunday, 8th of March.
We can all choose to be #EachforEqual.
Wishing you a day filled with goodness, warmth & full of special women!
Happy Women’s Day 2020!
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