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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about gender inequality and advocate for women’s rights.

The origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the early 20th century when women in Europe and the United States began campaigning for better working conditions, suffrage (the right to vote), and equal rights. The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1911, and since then, it has grown into a global movement with events, rallies, and other activities taking place in countries around the world.

The theme for International Women’s Day changes every year, and in recent years, themes have focused on issues such as gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, and the need for gender parity in leadership positions. The day is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in various fields, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), politics, art, and literature.

In many countries, International Women’s Day is a public holiday, and it is celebrated with marches, rallies, and other events. It is also marked by social media campaigns, hashtags, and other online initiatives to raise awareness about women’s rights and the need for gender equality.

Overall, International Women’s Day is an important occasion to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women to society and to continue advocating for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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}  March 08, 2024
  Friday, 09:15 am to 09:15 am
n  World Events

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