International Women’s Day 2021
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8 March. It is celebrated to commemorate the economic, political and social achievements of women by which we express respect, admiration and love towards women.
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International Women’s Day History:
In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City, demanding fewer hours, better pay, and voting rights. This led to the first women’s movement, after months of protests, on February 28, the first National Women’s Day (NWD) was celebrated in the United States.
It then began to be celebrated on the last Sunday of February and was given international status at the 1990 Copenhagen Conference of Socialist International.
Why is it made on 8 March?
In 1917, the women of Russia decided to go on strike for bread and clothes on Women’s Day. The Tsar left power and gave women the right to vote. At that time the Julian calendar used to run in Russia and the Gregorian calendar in the rest of the world. There is some difference in the dates, according to the Julian calendar, the last Sunday of February of 1917 was February 23, whereas according to the Gregorian calendar, that day was March 8, that’s why March 8 began to be celebrated as Women’s Day.
Significance of International Women’s Day :
International Women’s Day is a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements.
Its main objective is to bring awareness to create equality between women and men, many laws have been made for women in our society but women are not aware of their rights, just making laws will not work, women will have to become aware of it.
Many women are not aware of education, even today many girls are not sent to school and this is their legal right. Women are very backward towards health so that women can be motivated to advance in their fields.
Its main objective is to make education and health conscious. It is also necessary to give women the right to equality so that they too can walk step by step with men.
According to the United Nations, legal restrictions have prevented 2.7 billion women from accessing the same jobs as men. As of 2019, less than 25 percent of MPs were women and one in three women experiences gender-based violence.
International Women’s Day 2021 Theme:
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Women in Leadership: A COVID-19 Achieving a Equal Future in the World’
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner said in a statement, “As countries and communities slowly begin to recover from the devastating epidemic, we have an end to the exclusion and marginalization of women and girls There is a chance. But to do so., We need immediate action. Women should have the opportunity to play a full role in shaping the decisive decisions being made right now as the country responds to the recovery and recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic. Give. ”
The official said, “This year’s International Women’s Day is a rally for creation equality. It is finally time to fully prepare the power of women’s leadership to realize a more equal, more inclusive and more sustainable future.”
International Women’s Day 2021 logo
The IWD logo is a looping, arrow circle with the Venus (female) gender symbol. It is used by organizations that like to align themselves with the movement.
National Women’s Day:
Remembering Sarojini Naidu – ‘Nightingale of India’
The world may celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March but in India, we celebrate National Women’s Day on 13 February, to mark the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, popularly known as Women’s The Nightingale of India ‘