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International Women’s day: History, Celebration and Theme

International Women’s day is annually celebrated on 8th March and it is celebrated throughout the world. The social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women are stated according to the website of International Women’s Day. In other words, we can say it the day is for action to advance gender equality.

History

During the early 1900s, the day took its birth for the women’s rights movement in industrializing countries. In the year of 1909, the socialist party of America declared it National Women’s day. Until 1913 the day was observed on the last Sunday of February. At the second international conference of the working women, a gathering of women from activist and political organizations in Copenhagen. The idea of an International Women’s day was proposed as well as approved in the year 1910.

In several European countries, the day would be observed for the first time on March 19, 1911. The people celebrated this day which includes rallies and events, calling for women’s rights to vote and an end to gender discrimination.

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Celebration

In the year 1914, the date March 8th has been fixed for International Women’s day. This happened when the day was to moved to be in line with the women of Russia who celebrated the day on 23rd February on the Gregorian calendar.

This year globally the theme is #BreakTheBias which calls the globe to call out instances of bias against women in the workplace, at school, or at home.

Theme

The campaign calls the citizens throughout the world that ask them to show their support for this year’s theme by posting selfies on the social platforms posing with their crossed arms along with the hashtags #BreakTheBias and #IWD2022.

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