Every year, the world celebrates womanhood by observing International Women’s Day on March 8. The day is basically a principal idea in the movement for women’s rights. This year, International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating equality with the theme of the day “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
We all know that equality has been a major topic of discussion for decades, especially women are one of those who have to struggle a lot in order to get equal rights. However, with time we have assumed that this might heal up with time but even now in today’s generation, gender inequality still exists. Therefore, this year we are celebrating International Women’s Day to bring more awareness, equality, and justice for women all around the world.
International Women’s Day 2020: Date & Theme
This year, International Women’s Day 2020 is going to be celebrated on Sunday, 8th March 2020. There are a number of feminist events that are hosted on March 8, all around the world.
Every year, the organizers of the day choose the different theme in order to draw the attention and awareness among people and this year, the theme for IWD 2020 is very important for every woman to realize and acknowledge and that is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
Why We Celebrate International Women’s Day?
Women have worked and strive days and nights for getting justice, self-respect, and hope for themselves. Their struggles took a successful turn and helped in setting up the notion of an International Women’s Day.
The day serves to celebrate and to raise their voices on women’s rights, female empowerment as well as gender equality. The day acknowledges the achievements of women in several domains such as socio, economic, and political.
Which color signifies International Women’s Day?
The color of International Women’s Day is reflected by the symbol of Venus. The Purple color signifies dignity & justice, whereas the main values of IWD intend to accomplish for all women across the world.
History of International Women’s Day
The day initially grew out of the labor movement become a UN-recognized annual event. The seeds for the day and this movement were planted in the year 1908 when around 15,000 women marched through New York City where they demanded shorter working hours, good pay as well as the right to vote. After which a year later, it was the Socialist Party of America who then, later on, declared the first National Woman’s Day.
International Women’s Day National Holiday
The day is celebrated as a national holiday in many countries, such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, China (for women only), Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, among many others. In every single country, the day is celebrated differently.
International Women’s Day Celebration
There are various organizations, entities as well as many people all around the world who volunteer and conduct several events and campaigns for celebrating International Women’s Day. The main objective of these events is to simply make the awareness among women regarding their denied rights as well as demanded equality.
In addition to that, there are also many organizations that work and hold several programs in remote areas of the world with dreams of women liberation as well as regarding their upliftment.