International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world on 8th March identifying the achievements of women and how they contribute towards the growth of a country. With the aim to bring gender parity to the society recognizing the rights of a woman, Women’s day focuses on those women who are deprived of the basic human rights. There are many sections of society where women are not even aware of their rights and compromise for what they are told to. The fight is for all such women who are unaware of their skills and capabilities, compromising with the rules set by the stereotypical norms of this patriarchal society. Let’s take a look at the theme, history and significance of the International Women’s Day:
International Women’s Day 2020 Theme
The theme for the International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The campaign for this year’s women’s day is #EachForEqual, enabling an equal world for women where they can be live freely and against bias.
History of International Women’s Day
The history of International Women’s Day can be traced back to 1975 when the United Nations officially recognized 8th March to be celebrated as the Women’s Day. The first theme was “Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future.” It was set up with the idea of uplifting women in all sections of society.
International Women’s Day Significance
International Women’s Day signifies the achievements of women in every field and how they equally contribute to development and growth. It aims for a world where women don’t have to ask for what belongs to them. For a world where equal opportunities exist for women in every field be it education, healthcare, sports, workplace etc. This day acknowledges the sacrifices and contributions made by women for a better society. Women must be allowed to have their own choices and opinions, to live in an unbiased society and where they are not forced to break the glass ceiling.
“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”