International Women’s Day 2023: In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. International Women’s Day (IWD) was born from this protest.
Since then, IWD has been celebrated annually on March 8th. It’s a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. It is a day for action to help create a more inclusive, gender equal world.
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The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’.
History of International Women’s Day
The first International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, 1911. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in response to the previous year’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which killed 146 workers, mostly young women.
In 1913, Russian activists observed International Women’s Day as a way to protest the country’s lack of democracy and to call for women’s suffrage. The day became a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917, and it spread to other countries following the Russian Revolution.
In 1975, the United Nations began observing International Women’s Day on March 8. The UN General Assembly has passed resolutions calling for member states to eliminate discrimination against women and promote their empowerment.
Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world as a way to recognize the achievements of women and to call for gender equality.
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Why We Celebrate International Women’s Day
On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This day is set aside to honor the achievements of women around the world and to call for gender equality.
International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s, and it is now recognized by countries all over the world. The United Nations began observing International Women’s Day in 1975.
There are many reasons why we celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are just a few:
To recognize the progress that has been made toward gender equality
To celebrate the successes of women around the world
To raise awareness about the challenges that women still face
To call for continued action to achieve gender equality
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Famous Quotes About International Women’s Day
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” -Michelle Obama
“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” -Susan B. Anthony
“Women are the real architects of society.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe
“We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.” -Emmeline Pankhurst
“All over the world, every day, women are working to make life better for their children and their families. They’re building businesses, creating jobs, pursuing their dreams – all while helping others do the same. And on International Women’s Day, we celebrate them.” -Ban Ki-moon
International Women’s Day is an important day of celebration and recognition for the advances women have made throughout the world. March 8, 2023 marks a historic opportunity to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of women around the globe. Let us use this day to honor those who have come before us, give support to those currently engaging in activism, and work together towards a more equitable future. Together we can continue to build on our progress towards gender equality!
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