It’s Women’s Day!


International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world every year on 8 March and is celebrated to respect the entire women fraternity, appreciate them and to express love for them. On this day, the economic, political and social achievements of women are highlighted and looked upon as inspirational stories that can help guide other women to greater heights.

The theme this year is: ‘Inspiring Change,’  as women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. On this day a lot of activities revolving around women take the spotlight as rallies are held, issues related to women’s rights are discussed and films with women centric themes are screened.

A lot of initiatives have been undertaken that have lead to empowerment of women around the world. Still, a lot more needs to be done and there’s a long way to go.

Quick Facts» This day was originally called International Working Women’s Day.
» The first IWD was observed on 19 March, 1911.
» In many countries, this day is declared as an official holiday.

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