International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. The day is not a country, group or organization specific – and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. The day is important in parts of the world where women are still forced to deal with shocking inequality on a daily basis and are meant to raise awareness of the challenges and struggles faced by these women. Also Read - Ram Gopal Varma Makes a Cringe-Worthy Women's Day Wish, Says Sorry Alexa
So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It is celebrated every year to promote equal rights for women and women’s suffrage. Also Read - Entertainment News Today March 09, 2020: Babita Kapoor Mimics Karisma Kapoor's Pose From Mentalhood Poster, Cute Video Goes Viral
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According to the United Nations Women, the theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
“An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world. Let’s all be #EachforEqual”, International Women’s Day website quoted.
In 1911, as a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time on 19 March in several nations like Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and more than one million women and men attended rallies. In 1913 finally, March 8 was finally selected and ever since this day is celebrated as IWD. In the year 1975, the United Nations started celebrating the day.