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The theme for the 2019 Women’s Day is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.
The day is aimed to help nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against woman. It also focused on helping women gain full and equal participation in world development. On this day it is our responsibility to honor the great women across the world and have to learnt from them.
The motivation for establishing an International Women’s Day can be traced back to New York City in February 1908, when thousands of women who were garment workers went on strike and marched through the city to protest against their working condition.
International Women's Day is praised in many nations around the world. It is multi day when women are perceived for their accomplishments without respect to divisions, regardless of whether national, ethnic, phonetic, social, financial or political. International Women's Day originally rose up out of the exercises of work developments at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and crosswise over Europe.
Since those early years, International Women's Day has expected another worldwide measurement for women in created and creating nations alike. The growing International Women’s movement, which has been reinforced by four worldwide United Nations women’s gatherings, has helped make the remembrance a reviving point to fabricate support for women rights and interest in the political and monetary fields.
1909:- The first National Woman's Day was seen in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America assigned this day to pay tribute to the 1908 piece of clothing laborers' strike in New York, where women challenged working conditions.
1910 :- The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, set up a Women's Day, worldwide in character, to respect the development for women rights and to fabricate support for accomplishing widespread suffrage for women. The proposition was welcomed with consistent endorsement by the meeting of more than 100 women from 17 nations, which incorporated the initial three women chose to the Finnish Parliament. No settled date was chosen for the recognition.
1911:- As an aftereffect of the Copenhagen activity, International Women's Day was set apart out of the blue (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men went to revives. Notwithstanding the directly to cast a ballot and to hold open office, they requested women rights to work, to professional preparing and to a conclusion to separation at work.
1913-1914 :- International Women's Day also became a mechanism for protesting World War I. As part of the peace movement, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with other activists.
1917 :- Against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for "Bread and Peace" on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
1975:- During International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March
1995 :- The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments, focused on 12 critical areas of concern, and envisioned a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.
2014 :- The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) – the annual gathering of States to address critical issues related to gender equality and women’s rights focused on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. UN entities and accredited NGOs from around the world took stock of progress and remaining challenges towards meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have played an important role in galvanizing attention on and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Women in position of intensity are women who hold an occupation that gives them extraordinary specialist, impact, as well as duty. Generally, control has been conveyed among the genders divergently. Power and ground-breaking positions have frequently been related with men instead of women.
Princess Diana (1961-1997): Princess of Wales, married to Prince Charles. Later divorced. Known for her humanitarian and charity work.
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984): Third Prime Minister of India. Strong in shaping post-war Indian constitution and society.
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) : Queen of Great Britain in 19th Past dramatic rise in prominence of Great Britain and her Empire.
Mary Magdalene (4BC–40BC) : Devotee of Jesus Christ. The first person to see Jesus after his resurrection.
Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) : Prime Minister to Pakistan. Lady who controlled the entire muslim state.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) : A symbol for culture and fashion of the 1960s.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) : Nun and charity worker from Netherlands. She worked for the poor Indians. She dedicated her life to serving poor and disadvantaged.
Billie Jean King (1943- ) : Tennis player and advocate for equality between men and women.
Coco Chanel (1883-1971) : Founder of fashion label channel and also fashion designer. She influences the world in the 1920s for setting new fashion trends which broke with previous styles.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) : One of the wealthiest and most powerful woman of the middle ages and also Queen of France.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) : American human rights campaigner.
Elizabeth (1533-1603): During 16th century she was queen of England. She stabilized the monarchy after turmoil of Henry VIII’s reign.
Lata Mangeshkar (1929-) : An Indian playback singer and music director. She was called as Nightingale of India.
Emily Murphy (1868-1933) : The first female magistrate in the British Empire.
Marie Curie (1867-1934) : A Physicist and Chemist belongs to Poland. She is first women to win the Nobel Prize in both Physics and Chemistry.
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