International Women’s Day is globally celebrated on the 8th of March, every year to to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the Women’s rights movement which brings to light issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence and abuse against women.
IWD 2022 Theme
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.
How and Where did this day Originate?
The earliest purported Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day”, was held on February 28, 1909, in New York City, organized by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel. In August 1910, an International Socialist Women’s Conference was organized ahead of the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen, Denmark. The following year, on March 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was marked by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. IWD remained predominantly a communist holiday until roughly 1967 when it was taken up by second-wave feminists. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975, which had been proclaimed the International Women’s Year.
Other Days in That Honor Women
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women – November 25
- International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutation – February 6
- International Day of Women and Girls in Science – February 11
- Nupi Lan Day – December 12
- Mothers Day
While we celebrate Women’s Day, social media platforms have been flooded with wishes and thoughts pouring in from netizens. Let’s have a look at what’s brewing in Twitter on this occasion:
Today is the day that we take a moment to recognize all that women have done for us, and what they are accomplishing every single day. Happy International Women's Day! #internationalwomensday #womensday #FAM4TMC pic.twitter.com/pr9LFBw5qr
— Biswanath AITC (@Biswanath781) March 8, 2022
You are the creator, the destroyer of evil, you are the saint and you are the guide. Life without you would have been impossible. This is the day to celebrate God’s best and most beautiful creation. Happy International Women’s day. #womensday #internationalwomensday pic.twitter.com/oKhjOxp5zf
— ✰𝐑𝐀𝐉✰ 𓄂 ( Inactive 🔇 ) (@RealRJraj) March 8, 2022
While we skim through and read the wishes, there is also another sect of the society that looks at through the pitfalls of why such a day should not be celebrated. A new #FalseCaseDay is trending on Twitter for infamous reasons. Have a look at what Twiteratti’s say:
This International #FalseCaseDay please realize and fix the issues men face in India. #WomensDay pic.twitter.com/E8bCzhPTMC
— Darvesh ਸਿੰਘ ☬ (@Singh_Darvesh1) March 7, 2022
#FalseCaseDay. Why is women only crying for rights and forgetting their responsibilities on this day ???#WomensDay
— Samriti Chal (@Samriti57911095) March 7, 2022
And most daughters of India are undutiful due to their Feminist mothers and simp fathers. pic.twitter.com/xfoeeTz9qq
— Ambar (@Ambar_SIFF_MRA) March 7, 2022