International Woman’s day which is celebrated on March 8th is not only a proud day that celebrates being a woman but it has also slowly developed into a global celebration for women’s empowerment and gender equality. It’s a day used to express our love, respect and appreciation and gratitude towards women that surround us and recognize their achievements and contributions to society without regard to culture, ethnicity, nationality, economic status and political views.
The symbol or logo for International Woman’s Day are the colours purple and white that feature the symbol of Venus which is also symbolic of being female. It is common to see the faces of women, from different nations, backgrounds and ages being used for various posters, booklets, postcards and promotions and campaigns on Woman’s Day.
International Women’s Day initially emerged on February 28, 1909, in New York from the labor movements at the beginning of the 20th century in not only North America but across multiple countries in Europe. Before the UN adopted the 8TH of March as International Women’s Day, it was observed by communist and socialist countries and was initially celebrated as The “International Working Women’s Day” that was believed to be held at a social-political event in New York City.
Since those years, International Women’s Day has become a new global scope for women in developed and developing countries alike.
Over time, this day now not only focuses on women-centric development but it has also become increasingly associated with feminism and equality. Every year, the UN picks a theme to celebrate this International Woman’s Day. The theme for this year is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights”.
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