To celebrate the spirit of women empowerment every year, 8th of March is celebrated as the International Women’s Day worldwide. In the 21st century, where we are heading towards a nation that will soon forget about the difference between a man and a woman, which has prevailed on earth since times immoral. This day is celebrated to mark the efforts of women in every field and appreciate it with great enthusiasm.
Earlier, this day was known as the International Working Women’s Day. It took a few years for the people to understand the potential of women irrespective of the places they work and since then the International Women’s Day achieved its real meaning. A occasion to respect womanhood and allow them to rejuvenate and smile.
Women have excelled in social, political, and economic fields. And this day is made to make them feel special. The combined efforts of the governments, organizations, corporations, and charities to celebrate it is what marks this day as a day of love, respect,equality and empowerment for females.
A woman is the companion of 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 will power never allows their determination to achieve sink in vain, and each time when 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 is a symbol of women empowerment in the world came to existence is very interesting. The initiative various women took back in history is commendable. Let us dive into history to know about the time when the world accepted the power that resides within each women.
History Of The International Women’s Day
The first Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 which makes 2020 as the 110th International Women’s Day! This Day has been being witnessed since the early 1900s, which was a time of great expansion and turbulence in the world 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 Social Democratic Party in Germany- gave the idea of an International Women’s Day. Agreed and supported by more than 100 women across the globe, this day was marked officially as the 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 for women where they can make decisions for their self-benefits, can be independent and be thanked for their jobs and work they do at home, as well as for society. Also, it was to ensure equal rights to women, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights. To make them feel the power and strength they posses 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’s 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 much significant they are to the society, because the saying goes right-
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.