Short Answer... YES !
Supporting and celebrating women’s rights is a year-round responsibility. But on International Women’s Day (IWD), which is celebrated annually on March 8, but this year, it’s even more important to take a stand for women’s equality.
If you’re not familiar with it, International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s and is “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,” according to the official IWD website.
The Theme of Women's Day 2022
The 2022 UN theme for International Women's Day is "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", looking to highlight the contribution of women and girls around the globe, who participate in their communities promoting on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, in order to build a more sustainable future for all.
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
Understanding a Woman
“A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Understanding a woman is a mystery and it needs lots of perseverance and knowledge. A woman is the epitome of love, sacrifice, care and ability to nurture life.
The quality of a woman can be understood with these thoughts “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering there are men at the base.” Such is the power of a woman.
The ability to nurture life makes a woman the most powerful and strongest being. She can play different roles with ease be it that of a dutiful wife, obedient daughter, caring mother or adoring sister.
Women Down the Ages V/S Women Now
Women down the ages were not given their due respects yet they went on without complaints. Women since time immemorial had powers to bring a change. Women fought with all odds to emerge as a winner. History is replete with examples of kind & courageous women like Lakshmibai, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Hellen Keller and so on.
Women now are more empowered and aware of their rights and society has accepted their stand. Society is changing and paving the way for the growth of women. The changes can be seen in the fields of education, healthcare, equality, and job opportunity. The new decade has seen a marked change in attitude towards women at large. Women have made strides in every field like politics, space exploration.
The Relevance of the Women’s Day Celebration
International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March all over the world. This is not just another day but it is a day to appreciate and give respect to all the women who are the essence of our lives. This day is a day to honour the life, grit, and determination of women. These words of Charles Malik, former President of United Nations General Assembly aptly sum up the role of women “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize women of the world.” Legislations are made so that women get equal opportunities. This day celebrates the political, cultural and social achievements of women in our society.