International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March every year was basically called as International Working Women’s Day. It commemorates the struggle for Women’s Rights.

Back in History

The first ever Women’s Day was observed on February 28, 1909, in New York and was organized by The Socialist Party of America.

A Women’s Day demonstration on March 8, 1917 in Petrograd sparked the Russian Revolution. Declared as a National Holiday in the Soviet Russia in 1917, it was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement.

All the countries had adopted it after United Nations adoption of the idea in 1977.

Modern Times

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event now-a-days to celebrate women’s achievements – from the political to the social world – while calling for gender equality.

It is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organizations, corporations and charities. The day is marked with arts performances, talks, and rallies, networking events, conferences and marches around the globe.

Today while wishing many good ladies do you have wondered why we actually celebrate this 106th International Women’s Day? Well to answer such in bound questionnaire the answer lies in a pledge…Pledge to PARITY- equality among gender in all segments of our domestic, social and working society.

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t be close enough completely until 2186. This is actually too long to wait for. Around the world, International Women’s Day can become important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and make a move closer to gender parity.

The next agenda upon this day that is to be discussed is time to reflect upon the progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and society.

United Nations this year has provided with a 5 point activities chart to make the position of Women’s better in world:

  • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
  • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education.
  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Question Today?

The question for today is not just for a day but our self perception. The thing to be thought upon is are we really that bold to accept the change, to pledge to do the change and take the actions that break our grounds of some baseless things.