International Women’s Day 2020

Why do we celebrate Women’s Day on March 8?

After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.

What does It Mean?

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
What do you say on Women’s Day?
Wishing you a day filled With goodness and warmth,
wishing you happines, Today and forever.
No matter from which angle I look at you, you appear to be an angel and Women’s Day is the perfect to say: I am so lucky to have you in my life.

Why is women’s empowerment important for development?

Empowerment of women is a necessity for the very development of a society since it enhances both the quality and the number of human resources available for development. Empowerment is one of the main procedural concerns when addressing human rights and development.

2020 Theme:

According to the United Nations Women, the theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

The UN Women has been leveraging the Generation Equality campaign for years. It aims at “bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, and country”, in a bid to drive actions that will lead to a “gender-equal world we all deserve”.

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