International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 and commemorates the movement for women’s rights. Hashtag: #WomensDay
Women’s rights and gender equality are taking center stage.
Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the gaps that remain through bold, decisive actions.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
The Generation Equality campaign is bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve.
- How do you translate ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’ in other languages?
- Are there videos from the celebration?
While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
International Women’s Day – Wikipedia