International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year to put lights on the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. The situation of the women in society is now different from past days now they are educated and even leading in their particular area of interest. The world had changed and keep on changing and demanding better equality all around the world in all aspects. Nowadays there is nothing which women can’t do they reached in every working sector and proving themselves. Even in the armies, women are showing their interest. It serves as a reminder for people to stand up for equality and the freedom of women and the importance of their contribution to society.
Women in some regions are still called the”weaker sex”. Regions with less education do not take women for granted. In some regions women are still facing discrimination, sexual harassment, pay disparity, child marriage, abuse, and exploitation.
What is the theme of this year of International Women’s Day 2019?
This year campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, emphasizing the role played by the women for society and the important role we all play. Now it is time to do things to help make this world with better gender balance. From simple activities to worldwide action women are proving themselves. Now it is time to take this campaign seriously.
Activities you can do to celebrate International Women’s Day.
You can take your picture with #BalanceforBetter pose in which you have to put your hands out to show the balance and don’t forget to give a smile.
Share your thoughts with Social media about the campaign
Post your IWD2019 message on social media with your ‘hands out’ balance pose for a strong-call-to-action for others to also help forge a #BalanceforBetter
In school and colleges, we can create events such as drama, organize functions so we can aware people about issues women facing in society.
Private organizations working for the women can gather peoples and aware them about your campaign and ask for their support to the movement can go bigger.
History of International Women’s Day
After the Socialist Party OF America organized A Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York. The 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 Became a National holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in1975 by the United Nations.
Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals
International Women’s Day is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the2030 Agenda building momentum for the effective implementation of the sustainable development goals, especially goal number5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusively and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Some key targets of the2030 Agenda
- By2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
- By2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
- End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
- Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
- Eliminate all harmful practices, such as a child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.