The 8th of March is celebrated as International Women’s Day worldwide to celebrate women’s spirit. In the 21st century, we are heading towards a nation that will soon forget the difference between a man and a woman, which has prevailed on earth since times immorally. We celebrate this day to mark women’s efforts in every field and appreciate it with great enthusiasm.
Earlier, this day was known as International Working Women’s Day. It took a few years for people to understand women’s potential irrespective of the places they work, and since then International Women’s Day has achieved its real meaning. An occasion to respect womanhood and allow them to rejuvenate and smile.
Women have excelled in social, political, and economic fields. This day is made to make them feel special. The governments, organizations, corporations, and charities’ combined efforts to celebrate it mark this day as a day of love, respect, equality, and female empowerment.
A woman is the companion of a man, gifted with equal mental capacity. Working shoulder to shoulder with men, women have proved that every woman in the world is as powerful and ambitious as the opposite one. There have been many barriers against women in every region and in every way. But, their efforts and willpower never allow their determination to achieve sink in vain, and each time they overcome these obstacles, they grow stronger and stronger.
Do you want to know how International Women’s Day started being celebrated?
The story of how this day, which symbolizes women’s empowerment in the world, came into existence is fascinating. The initiative various women took back in history is commendable. Let us dive into history to learn about when the world accepted the power that resides within each woman.
History Of The International Women’s Day
The first Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, making 2020 the 110th International Women’s Day! This day has been witnessed since the early 1900s, a time of significant expansion and turbulence due to industrialization. The 1900s also saw booming population growth and the rise of strong radical ideologies. The idea of celebrating this Day started when a woman named Clara Zetkin– leader of the ‘women’s office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany- gave an International Women’s Day. Agreed and supported by more than 100 women worldwide, this day was marked officially as Women’s Day.
Women’s education and health are still being worked on in many countries. This day is celebrated to mark the creation of an environment where women can make decisions for their self-benefits, be independent, be thanked for their jobs, and work at home and in society. It ensured equal rights to women and made them confident enough to claim their rights. To make them feel the power and strength they possess and the respect they deserve.
Until 1922, under the common law ‘doctrine of coercion’, a woman in the UK who committed a crime in the presence of her husband was presumed to have been coerced by him. And so, she wasn’t considered guilty at all.
Did you know that women invented all those car heaters, dishwashers, circular saws, chocolate chip cookies, and square-bottomed paper bags?
From inventors to astronomers, from home-makers to politicians, there have been hurdles in every field; and women have successfully crossed them. That is the core reason that this day is beyond words and encourages every woman to realize their worth and how significant they are to society because the saying goes right-
You educate a man; you educate a Man.
You educate a woman; you educate a generation.