International Women’s Day
March 8, 2021, 7:09 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 562 views)
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world, this day is symbolic of the historic journey women around the world have taken to better their lives.
History and significance
International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century now. It was first organised in 1911 by the early 20th century Marxist from Germany Clara Zetkin. In 1910 — three years after she became a co-founder of the International Socialist Women’s Congress — Zetkin proposed at a conference that Women’s Day be celebrated in every country on February 28. The conference comprised 100 women from 17 countries, with unions, socialist parties, working women’s clubs and female legislators unanimously approving the suggestion. Women’s Day was observed for the first time in 1911. Two years later, in 1913, the date was changed to March 8, and it continues to be celebrated as such every year.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. It indicates that a “challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”.
We are moving towards an exhilarating time in history where the world accepts gender balance. Now the world notices their absence and celebrates their presence.
it feels nice to have a day to celebrate the achievements of women. Thus, on this international women’s day, let’s recognize the significance of women in our lives and on society and inspire them for greater future achievements. As they can contribute equally to the home, society, and nation.