International Women’s Day 2023 – Why Is it Celebrated Every Year?
- International Women’s Day is an annual celebration highlighting women’s contributions to events in history.
Every March 8, people worldwide come together to commemorate and mark International Women’s Day.
The event considers women’s cultural, political, and socioeconomic accomplishments in various fields. In addition, Women’s Day calls for a world free of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination against women.
Overview Of International Women’s Day
March 8th of every year is usually set aside as International Women’s Day to celebrate all women across the globe. The cultural, political, and socioeconomic accomplishments of women in various fields are honoured today.
Additionally, it is a noteworthy occasion for everyone struggling for gender equity and equality. The global fight for better living and working conditions for women is intertwined with the creation of the day.
Theme Of International Women’s Day 2023
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is Embrace Equity or #EmbraceEquity.
The International Women’s Day website says, “Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. It is important to note the difference between Equity and Equality.
The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme aims to get the world talking about ‘Why equal opportunities aren’t enough’.
” History and significance of International Women’s Day 2023
The activities of labour movements at the end of the 20th century across North America and Europe gave rise to the International Women’s Day celebrations.
The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on February 28 1909, which the Socialist Party of America dedicated in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against harsh working conditions. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this is.
“In 1917, women in Russia chose to protest and strike under the slogan “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February (which fell on March 8 on the Gregorian calendar). Their movement ultimately led to the enactment of women’s suffrage in Russia.”
The United Nations Charter, which was adopted in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of gender equality explicitly.
However, the UN did not recognise the first International Women’s Day until March 8 of, 1975, which was also International Women’s Year.
Afterwards, in December 1977, the General Assembly moved a resolution that proclaimed a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed by Member States on any day of the year under their historical and national traditions.
Finally, following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977, International Women’s Day was marked on March 8 as an official UN holiday for women’s rights and world peace.
How To Celebrate International Women’s Day
Most people worldwide make the day remarkable by making the women in their lives feel special with loving gestures.
One might decide to take one or more women in his/her life to special places and buy gifts to make them feel loved and appreciated.