International Women’s Day – A Day Celebrating The Best Blessing To Mankind
International Women’s Day
Women for centuries have been considered as the epitome of love, patience and sacrifice. But it is perhaps due to these very attributes that they have been subjected to constant prejudice, torment and injustice over the centuries. However, the history is full of examples of women who have time and again fought for their rightful place in society. In fact, the International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on 8th of March each year, is a festival commemorating the struggle for equality by the women across the globe.
The day has been celebrated since the early 1900, when the ongoing social and economic changes in industrially developing countries, led to great unrest amongst women. As the females were increasingly gaining an entry into the industrial job market, they became more vocal in campaigning against oppression and inequality. Then in 1908, a march was taken out by 15,000 women in New York City in support of their demand for equal wages, shorter working hours and right to vote. This event is said to have initiated the idea of Women’s Day Celebration, as it was followed up by various all women gatherings and conferences over the course of next several years.
However, having said that, it is also important to understand that this single event cannot be considered solely responsible for the beginning of the celebration of International Women’s Day. Rather, it is a tribute to the collective efforts of all women, NGO’s, corporations, academic institutions, governments and media agencies that have played any role in ensuring gender parity. It is a day when world in general celebrates the economic, social, political and cultural growth and achievements of women. It is also a day to remind people of the fact that women are in no way inferior to men but rather are a best blessing to mankind!
IndiaCafe24 wishes all women a very happy International Women’s Day!