International Womens Day takes place on March 8 every year to celebrate women’s rights and inspire people to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality.
The International Womens Day theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.
AS Hanging encourage you to applaud equality for women in workplaces, sports, etc.
Today and tomorrows, increase visibility of women creatives, powers, achievements, etc. Give to the women of your life the courage and the strength to dream, to reach their goals, to realize their full potential. Educate your entourage, your children on gender parity. Inspire your family, your community. Take action for equality.
What is the International Womens Day history?
According to the United Nations, International Women’s Day started in America in 1909, when the Socialist Party of America took to the streets to honor garment workers who had protested against inhumane working conditions the year before. They called it National Women’s Day, and it took place on February 28. The following year, the Social International established Women’s Day in Copenhagen to celebrate those working for women’s rights and universal suffrage.
In 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland celebrated the first official International Women’s Day on March 19. More than one million people attended rallies focused on suffrage, representation, education, and workers’ rights. Over the next few years, more countries in Europe marked the holiday on March 8. It wasn’t until March 8, 1975, when, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday. Since 1975, the holiday has gained awareness around the globe as a way to recognize women.