Women’s day is a day to celebrate all the women in our lives, it is also a day to bring to awareness to civil awareness day, women’s rights, anti sexism and anti discrimination day. Women’s day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8, the UN have a theme each year to celebrate. This year’s theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
It is a day to celebrate the women who are on the front lines of change in the world. Women like the youngest female Prime Minister in the world, Finland’s Sanna Marin who is making changes in her country. Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 14-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor has staged a climate strike every Friday for the past 65 weeks. It is reported by the UN the 90% of all people have a ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women, this has to change and women like Sanna Marin are making such changes.
All over the world people use this day to celebrate the women in their lives that they love and look up to. With the people trying to close the wage gap between men and women there is a lot of progress happening but it is happening really slowly. She said that equality wasn’t just about women having quarter of the seats of power, that however this is the current reality of women’s representation across the board. Currently men hold 75% of all parliamentary seats and 73% of all managerial positions. She stressed that half is an equal share and a lot of change has to happen and that start with everyone.
“The review of women’s rights shows that despite some progress, no country has achieved gender equality”,said UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
The official International Women’s day website also has a theme for this women’s day which is Women #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world for everyone, what we can all do is to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness against bias. In our little corner of the world like us all try to fight for equality for women. In 2020 there are a lot of female hero making waves all over the wave all over the world, with young ladies like Greta Thumpberg speaking out for climate change to Malala Yousafzai making wave around the world, 2020 shows promises to help the voices of women to be heard by all.
There are a lot of events that go on around the world on International Women’s Day, various women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at various events on the day. Such events may include seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners or breakfasts. The messages given at these events often focus on various themes such as innovation, the portrayal of women in the media, or the importance of education and career opportunities.
People can participate in special lessons, debates or presentations about the importance of women in society, their influence, and issues that affect them. In some countries school children bring gifts to their female teachers and women receive small presents from friends or family members. Many workplaces make a special mention about International Women’s Day through internal newsletters or notices, or by handing out promotional material focusing on the day.
To find out more information about international women’s day you can visit their website to find out more information about the events going on today. Use today to reach to all the women in your life that you love, reach out to women who inspire and take today to appreciate them.