INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019: Campaign theme is “Balance for Better”

Bhubaneswar: International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Now a days, International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

This year’s theme for the campaign of International Women’s Day 2019 is “#Balance For Better” . This was selected because balance drives a better working world which is the need of the hour.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Prime Minster of India , Narendra Modi wished all through his tweet where he wrote

                “On International Women’s Day, we salute our indomitable Nari Shakti.

                We are proud to have taken numerous decisions that have furthered women empowerment.

               Every Indian is proud of the stupendous accomplishments of women in various spheres.                            #NewIndia4NariShakti”

Along with this message he also shared a video symbolising Women Empowerment.

 

 

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