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Radical History Of International Women’s Day

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Every year on March 8th, International Women’s day is celebrated to celebrate the glories of women’s contributions to women. Each woman has their charm and contains a different inspiring story. Apart from this, International Women’s Day focuses on the victory of women over social, economical, humanitarian, cultural, and political liberties over time. 

Today, women are competing with men with the same opportunities and enhanced credentials that were lacking earlier in women’s society. Society functioned over male dominance years ago but today eligibility is what decides a fair rule and choice. There are several campaigns, seminars, felicitations, etc. that are conducted on March 8th each year to acknowledge the women’s excellence of the past till present to inspire the women for the future. 

History of International Women’s Day

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In New York City, when civil rights movements began to catch high flames and also gained media focus, the women also began to rebel against their civic rights. The first Women’s day was then observed in New York City by the year 1909, celebrated on February 28. It was the initiative of the Socialist Party of America led by Theresa Malkiel. In the year 1911, the first International Women’s Day was then marked dated March 19 which was celebrated over countries like Australia, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. It was a time when across Europe women began to demand their voting rights. It all began by declaring a social holiday in Europe for Women’s day which wasn’t sufficient. The women’s demand extended from equal legal rights to violence against rights, economic opportunities, etc. 

Acknowledging the struggles of women all around the world, the United Nations began to celebrate International Women’s Day in the year 1977. The UN General Assembly declared March 8 as a UN holiday with the presence of member states for celebrating women’s rights and maintaining the world’s peace. Every year the UN assigns a theme to International Women’s day to update the world about women’s conditions and important modifications shortly. This year in 2022 the UN is celebrating Women’s day for “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. 

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Why March 8?

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Russian Woman in Moscow on International Women’ Day

This connects to the feminine movement in Russia conducted on 23 February 1917. Since Russia was not utilizing the Gregorian schedule, 23 February in Russia compared to March 8 in other European nations. That is how the thought behind picking March 8 as International Women’s Day came into force. In 1975 while commending the International Women’s Year, the United Nations started observing March 8 as International Women’s Day.

Theme for 2022
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Break The Bias: International Women’s Day 2022 Theme

The fight of the female individuals is different and there is still a need to revolutionize.  As per UN Women, the topic for International Women’s Day, 2022 (IWD 2022) is ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. It endeavors to perceive the “contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all”.

Furthermore, internationalwomensday.com states that IWD 2022 mission topic is ‘#BreakTheBias’. It means to advance a “gender-equal world”, which is “free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination”. “A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive”, and where “difference is valued and celebrated”.

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