International Women's Day 2021

Every year, International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 to celebrate women, their rights, and their achievements. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,

IWD began in the 1900s, and according to its website, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality”.

Since our childhood, we have seen the woman, who has done a lot of sacrifice for us. She is none other than our mother. Not only our mom, but our grandmother has also equally done the same things for their child.

If we look back in history, we will find many characters of a woman, i.e., a great fighter, a great politician, a great nationalist, and so on. But in ancient times people don't use to recommend women for their curricular activities, other than working as a homemaker.

Day-to-day science and technology got updated. At the present time if we look around us we will see, women are at the peak. Without a woman a single thing can't run, whether it's a job or a business everywhere women are achieving more success as compared to men.

Women are Heads of State or Government in 22 countries, and only 24.9 percent of national parliamentarians are women. Women are also at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, as front-line and health sector workers, as scientists, doctors, and caregivers.

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century now. But while many people think of it as a feminist cause, its roots lie in the labor movement. It was first organized in 1911 by the early 20th century Marxist from Germany Clara Zetkin who was born in 1857 in Germany’s Wiederau.

As per the gathered information, She was trained as a teacher and was also associated with the Social Democratic Party (SPD), one of the two major political parties in the country today. She was a part of both the labor movement and the women’s movement.

In the 1880s, when anti-socialist laws were enforced, Zetkin went into self-exile in Switzerland and France. At that time she used to write proscribed literature, she had also met many socialists, who were famous at that time. She had also played a significant role in the formation of the Socialist International.

After returning from Germany, she became the editor of Die Gleichheit (‘Equality’) SPD’s newspaper for women, from 1892 to 1917. Zetkin was also closely associated with the far-left thinker and revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg. In 1910, she became a co-founder of the International Socialist Women’s Congress. At a conference, she said that Women’s Day is celebrated in every country on February 28.

Women’s Day was observed for the first time in 1911. But Two years later, in 1913, the date was changed to March 8, and it continues to be celebrated as such every year.

On this important occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to salute the spirit of women. He says, “Saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women’s Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government’s honor to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors."

On this auspicious occasion, I wish you all Happy Woman's Day, and I salute all the women who had done a lot, I salute you all ladies.

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