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Happy Womens’ Day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S Day is marked on March 8, every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the professional, cognitive, economic, political and social achievements of women. The day is meant to portray the power of women in the modern era and how vital their role is in the society. 

How did it begin?

IN THE year 1910, Clara Zetkin, a German women’s rights advocate, proposed that “every year, in every country, there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands”.  Ever since, International Women’s Day is being observed in various countries across the world.


The United nations has come out with the 2009’s theme for International Women’s Day to be celebrated on March 8. This year’s theme, recongnised and followed worldwide, is going to be ‘Women and men united to end violence against women and girls’.

There is a theme every year
Every year, a political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations to create the social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide, are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. 

In 2009, the theme ‘Women and men united to end violence against women and girls‘ has been decided by the UN.
 
Below are some of the global UN themes used for International Women’s Day in since year 2000.

  • 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
  • 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
  • 2006: Women in decision-making
  • 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
  • 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
  • 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
  • 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
  • 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts2000: Women Uniting for Peace

    Happy Womens’ Day, my friends!


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Vidya

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  • Reply
    TMI Tara
    March 11, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Here’s to many amazing women! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    March 11, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Thank YOU for stopping by Tara. See how much prettier my page looks with your logo 🙂

    Cheers – Vidya

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