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Paying Tribute to Women on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the achievements of women and to advocate for gender equality. It is a day to reflect on the progress that has been made towards gender equality and to call for further action.

History of International Women’s Day

The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, and it was organized by the Socialist Party of America. The day was chosen to commemorate the 1908 strike by female garment workers in New York City. The strike was successful in winning better working conditions for women, and it helped to raise awareness of the need for gender equality.

International Women’s Day became an official holiday in the Soviet Union in 1921, and it was later adopted by other countries around the world. In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating March 8 as International Women’s Day.

Themes of International Women’s Day

Each year, International Women’s Day has a different theme. The theme for 2024 is “Investing in women: Accelerate progress.” International Women’s Day (IWD) organizers said, “When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, let’s forge a more inclusive world for women.”

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day

There are many ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are a few ideas:

  • Attend a local event or rally.
  • Learn about the history of International Women’s Day.
  • Read books or articles about women’s rights.
  • Watch movies or documentaries about women’s issues.
  • Donate to an organization that supports women’s rights.
  • Talk to your friends and family about inspiring inclusion.

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to call for further action towards gender equality. It is a day to reflect on the progress that has been made and to renew our commitment to creating a better world for all women and girls.