Date: March 8
Organized By: UN
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.
United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for Women’s rights and world peace.
International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has been observed from 1900’s.
2017: Be Bold for Change
2016: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality
2015: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
2014: Equality for Women is Progress for All
2013: A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End violence Against Women
2012: Empower Rural Women, End Poverty and Hunger
2011: Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women
2010: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All
2009: Women and Men United to End violence Against Women and Girls
2008: Investing in Women and Girls
2007: Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls
2006: Women in Decision-Making
2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005; Building a More Secure Future
2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
2000: Women Uniting for Peace
1999: World Free of Violence against Women
1998: Women and Human Rights
1997: Women and the Peace Table
1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
Actions and Programs
Many programs and activities are conducted on this day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Rallies were conducted at different places to mark the gender equality and celebration. Many women leaders or social workers will honored on this day.