"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem
Saturday, March 8 is an important day for women - International Women’s Day. It may be a surprise for a common man (gender equality?) to learn that the International Women's Day has been celebrated around the world for over 100 years.
1908: Chicago celebrated the first Women's Day on 3 May.
1909: New York observed the first Women's Day on 28 February.
1909: United States of America celebrated the first National Woman's Day on 28 February.
1911: First International Women's Day was celebrated in different countries.
1977: U.N. General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the U.N. Day for women's rights and world peace.
Since from the year 1911, 8th March has been specified as International Women's day and now this day has grown into a global event. The day was marked with grand celebrations in more than 100 countries across the globe. Most of the countries declare 8th March as the official holiday for women. Indian Women's organization and NGOs play an active role in the Women's Day celebrations and organize various events, meetings, discussions, debates and even recognizing women achievers through awards.
Some of the pictures posted here may communicate stories. The validity of the theme 'Inspiring Changes' is placed for your review.
|'Matridevo bhava' or 'Let your mother be God to you'|
|International women’s day is also called Working women’s day|
|Emancipation of Working Women|
|Rehabilitation for old aged women, destitute and widows|
|'Educate a girl child and be the agent of change'|
|Overloaded and overburdened|