International Women’s day is celebrated on March 10 every year across the globe to mark contributions of women to society.
The idea of women’s day started during the early 1900s when there was widespread unrest among women regarding oppression and inequality.
Many women in USA marched demanding shorter working hours and equal pay along with voting rights. It used to be celebrated on last Sunday of February until 1913.
The idea of International day for woman was introduced during the second International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen in 1910.
International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
In Russia, women held a strike for bread and peace in order to protests against the death of more than 2 million Russian soldiers.
The United Nations celebrated women’s day for the first time in 1975. It passed a resolution to celebrate such an event in countries based on their historical significance.
Campaign themes over the years have also included: #ChooseToChallenge, #BalanceforBetter, #PressforProgress, #BeBoldforChange, #EachforEqual, #PledgeforParity, #MakeItHappen etc.