The International Women’s Day is observed every year on March 8 to celebrate the women’s movement and struggle for equality.
“Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue,” the International Women’s Day website says.
Gender parity in government, workplaces, health care, sports and media coverage is achievable through collective action, organizers say.
They hope this year’s theme, #EachforEqual, will inspire others to challenge biases, question stereotypes and celebrate the achievements of women around the world.
What is International Women’s Day?
The day recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally, and is a call to action for gender parity.
Starting in 1911, International Women’s Day has been observed for more than a century.
No government, corporation, organization or media entity can claim sole credit.
How is the day celebrated?
There are events listed in 21 countries on the official website. Any organizer is invited to publish a new event.
Rallies, marches, marathons, panel discussions and beer tastings are just some of the activities.
Organizers wanting to plan their own celebrations are welcome to helpful resources on the website.
What are some examples of events?
The International Association of Women NYC chapter will host a High Tea Reception at The View of the World for High Tea.
A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Girl Scouts of the United States.
What is the history of Women’s Day?
The date of observance moved to March 8 in 1913.
The United Nations celebrated Women’s Day for the first time in 1975 and started the tradition of an annual theme in 1996, according to the official website.
The #EachforEqual campaign runs all year long, according to the website.
What color do you wear on International Women’s Day?
Purple is the internationally recognized color to symbolize women while the combination of the colors green.
Purple and white is meant to represent women’s equality.
Purple, or the combination of those colors, may be displayed to celebrate International Women’s Day.
What is the UN theme for International Women’s Day this year?
The theme for today’s day is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.
The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Is there an International Men’s Day?
International Men’s Day is observed annually in more than 80 countries on Nov. 19.
The month of November, which includes the fundraiser for men’s health and International Children’s Day, is “important for the masculine soul,” the official website says.