Why 8 March celebrated as International Women’s Day? Know its history and importance

International Womens Day

International Women’s Day on March 8 every year (International Women’s Day) is celebrated. This day is celebrated to make women aware of their rights and for their social upliftment. The contribution of women in the development of society and country is as much as that of men. However, women do not get the same respect and opportunities as men. But with time, women are making unprecedented contributions to nation-building by crossing the four walls of the family. From the sports world to the entertainment world and from politics to the military and defense ministry, women are playing a big role.

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year to promote women’s participation in every field and to make women aware of their rights. Many programs are organized around the world on the occasion of Women’s Day. Its purpose is to make women aware of their rights, equal respect to men in society, and equal opportunities for work. International Women’s Day is coming. Let us know when is Women’s Day, the history, the importance of Women’s Day and what is the theme of International Women’s Day 2023.

The United Nations started celebrating Women’s Day on 8 March 1975. But, before that, in the year 1909 itself, an exercise had been done to celebrate it. In fact, in the year 1909, for the first time in America, Women’s Day was celebrated on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America chose this day to honor the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York. At the same time, Russian women, celebrating Women’s Day on 28 February for the first time, registered a protest against the First World War.

International Womens Day

Russian women went on strike in 1917 demanding bread and peace. The strike began on the last Sunday of February. It was a historic strike and when the Czar of Russia left power, the Provisional Government gave women the right to vote. Women in Europe took out rallies on 8 March to support peace activists.

Women’s day 2023 theme
This year the theme of International Women’s Day is Embrace Equity. It means focusing on gender equality. And the theme of Women’s Day 2022 was Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. The theme is gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.