International Women’s day 2021
“Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity…
If by strength is meant moral power, then a woman is immeasurably man’s superior…
If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women…”
– Mahatma Gandhi
A woman is God’s gift to man, and she is synonymous with sacrifice. She is both a life partner and a friend. Women are born with a caring heart, a sea of affection, and a love box. They are undeniably a sign of love and a pillar of strength. They’re still there, like a beacon in the night.
Women all over the world want and deserve a future free of stigma, stereotypes, and violence, a future that is prosperous, safe, and provides equal rights and opportunities for all. To get there, women must be represented on the decision-making boards.
When is International Women’s Day celebrated?
Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is commemorated. In 1975, the United Nations declared a global day of commemoration to commemorate women’s labour movements and strikes. The first Women’s Day, however, was observed on February 28, 1909, in New York, when women protested against deplorable factory working conditions.
National Women’s Day is observed in India on the birthday of Sarojini Naidu, also known as the “Nightingale of India.” On February 13, 1879, she was born. Because of her poetry, she was known as the “Nightingale of India” or “Bharat Kokila.” She’s written several poems about romance, patriotism, and tragedy. Not only was Sarojini Naidu a freedom fighter, but she was also the first woman governor of the United Provinces, which is now Uttar Pradesh. Because of her political and educational skills, she was elected President of the Indian National Congress in 1925. Gandhiji launched the Quit India Movement in 1942, and Sarojini Naidu was imprisoned for 21 months by the British government.
Some exceptional women who have made India proud in recent years are Devita Saraf, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Bhawana Kanth, Kalpana Chawla, Dhivya Suryadevara, Dipa Karmarkar, Gita Gopinath, Hima Das, Arunima Sinha, Shafali Verma, Bhakti Sharma, Anjali Sud, PT Usha, Surekha Yadav.
What is the theme of the 2021 International Women’s Day?
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Inclusive Future in a COVID-19 World,” honours the enormous efforts made by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also highlighting the gaps that remain.
All benefits from women’s complete and successful engagement and leadership in all aspects of life. Women are also underrepresented in public life and decision-making, according to a new study by the UN Secretary-General. Just 24.9 percent of national parliamentarians are women, and women are heads of state or government in 22 countries. Gender equality among heads of government would take another 130 years at the current pace of change. Women own 36 percent of small businesses worldwide, according to a recent survey.
Women are also at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, working as front-line and health-care staff, scientists, physicians, and caregivers, but they are paid 11 percent less than their male counterparts globally. Just 3.5 percent of COVID-19 task teams from 87 countries had gender diversity, according to a study.
We see positive outcomes when women take the lead. Women-led some of the most successful and exemplary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, especially young women, are at the forefront of diverse and inclusive movements for social justice, climate change, and equality in all parts of the world, both online and on the streets. Despite this, women under the age of 30 make up less than 1% of parliamentarians worldwide.
This is why International Women’s Day this year serves as a rallying cry for Generation Equality to act for a more equal future for everyone. The Generation Equality Forum, the world’s largest gathering for gender equality investment and action, will take place in Mexico City from March 29 to March 31, 2021, and conclude in Paris in June 2021. It will bring together world leaders, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and advocates on a secure virtual forum to advocate for transformative and long-term change for future generations.
What are the colours associated with International Women’s Day?
Purple, green, and white are the colours of International Women’s Day. “Purple is the colour of fairness and integrity. Green is the colour of hope. White is a controversial term that reflects purity. The colours were first used in 1908 by the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the United Kingdom “According to the International Women’s Day campaign.
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