Every year on March 8, the whole world celebrates International Women’s Day. Women are an integral part of society, and with the passage of time, women are playing an increasingly important role in making the world a better place.
When the women who are confined to the home and family move out of the boundary wall and move towards other areas, they take the whole society forward with them. The modern-day woman is fully aware of her rights and responsibilities.
From sports to entertainment, and from politics to the military and defence ministry, women are playing big roles along with men in all fields. International Women’s Day is celebrated with the aim of increasing the participation of women in society, making women aware of their rights, and improving their lives and their rights.
International Women’s Day Theme
The topic of International Women’s Day in 2023 will be “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality,” emphasising the importance of defending women’s and girls’ rights in digital spaces and addressing gender-based violence that is enabled by ICT.
International Women’s Day History & Significance
According to the UN, at the beginning of the 20th century, there was a movement in America in 1908, in which a large number of working women took part in the demonstration.
Then about 15 thousand women demonstrated in New York to reduce the working hours and increase the pay scale. In this demonstration, the women asked why women have no right to vote, and then the US government accepted all their talk.
It is time for women’s success and to raise awareness against bias. The world witnessed the post-feminist era.
The Era of Women’s World
This was the time when World War II ended. In 1945, direct war deaths (including military and civilian deaths) were 50–56 million, with the majority of men killed. This war was the time of modernization in Europe; there were not many men to work (men were killed in war), so the question raised was who would do the work.
At that time, the government appealed to women to come work in every sector to run the economy. The government makes policies and laws for women just like men, so they have all the same rights as men. During the 1970s, women gained the right to vote and freely participate in elections.
In view of the rights of men, women in Europe also took out rallies on March 8 for the right to equality among women. For this reason, the celebration of International Women’s Day started on March 8. Later in 1975, the United Nations recognised International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day Celebration
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, legal, cultural, and political achievements.The day also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender parity, as well as a commemoration of women’s sacrifices for their rights.
Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality and the day of pride.