International Women’s Day


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


Womens Day


Background

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.


Themes

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.


 

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