International Women’s 2023: The contribution of women in the development of society and country is as much as that of men. However, women do not get the same respect and opportunities as men. But with time, women are making unprecedented contribution in nation building by crossing the four walls of the family. From the sports world to the entertainment world and from politics to the military and defense ministry, women are playing a big role. International Women’s Day is celebrated every year to promote women’s participation in every field and to make women aware of their rights. Many programs are organized around the world on the occasion of Women’s Day. Its purpose is to make women aware of their rights, equal respect to men in the society, equal opportunities for work. International Women’s Day is coming. Let us know when is Women’s Day, the history, importance of Women’s Day and what is the theme of International Women’s Day 2023.
When is International Women’s Day 2023?
International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March. Every year on March 8, women empowerment is celebrated globally. Celebrating this day started in 1909.
history of women’s day
Actually, in 1908 there was a labor movement in America. About 15,000 women participated in this labor movement, who landed on the streets of New York demanding their rights. The demand of working women was that their working hours should be reduced and pay scales should be increased. Apart from this, there was also a demand to give voting rights to women in this movement. When the voice of the working women’s movement reached the ears of the government, a year later in 1909, the Socialist Party of America announced to celebrate Women’s Day.
Why celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March?
There is a special reason for celebrating Women’s Day on 8th March. Working women in America took out a march on March 8 agitating for their rights. After which the Socialist Party announced to celebrate Women’s Day on this day. Later in 1917, during the First World War, the women of Russia went on strike for bread and peace. Later Emperor Nicholas abdicated his position and women got the right to vote. Seeing this, the women of Europe also took out rallies a few days later on March 8, supporting the peace activists. For this reason, the celebration of International Women’s Day started on 8 March. Later in 1975, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day.
women’s day 2023 theme
This year the theme of International Women’s Day has been ‘Embrace Equity’. It means focusing on gender equality. At the same time, the theme of Women’s Day 2022 was ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’. The theme is gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.