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Women's Day 2020 - Significance of Women's Day

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Women's Day is celebrated throughout the globe on 8thMarch every year. Celebrating Women's Day is an opportunity to appreciate the remarkable contribution of women to our society. Read on to find more about the International Women's Day celebration.

'Woman'- is a word that conjures up a lot of images in our minds and brings out varied emotions as selfless love, nurturing and caring attitude. Who is a woman? The dictionary meaning of a woman is adult female human but this definition cannot do justice to the role of a woman. A woman is much more than these words. Read on to find more about the significance of the Women’s Day celebration.

The Theme of Women’s Day 2020

Every year, Women’s Day is celebrated with an official theme. The theme for Women’s Day 2020 is “Generation Equality”. This theme promotes equality on the grounds of gender, status, age, etc. Every year, the theme spreads a beautiful message to society. The theme for 2020, Generation Equality demands us to promote, equality. So, let us all stand up together and be equal. Let us all take action and responsibility through our power, voice and social media.

Understanding a Woman

“A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Understanding a woman is a mystery and it needs lots of perseverance and knowledge. A woman is the epitome of love, sacrifice, care and ability to nurture life.
The quality of a woman can be understood with these thoughts “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering there are men at the base.” Such is the power of a woman.
The ability to nurture life makes a woman the most powerful and strongest being. She can play different roles with ease be it that of a dutiful wife, obedient daughter, caring mother or adoring sister.

Women Down the Ages V/S Women Now

Women down the ages were not given their due respects yet they went on without complaints. Women since time immemorial had powers to bring a change. Women fought with all odds to emerge as a winner. History is replete with examples of courageous women like Lakshmibai, Indira Gandhi, Hellen Keller and so on.
Women now are more empowered and aware of their rights and society has accepted their stand. Society is changing and paving the way for the growth of women. The changes can be seen in the fields of education, healthcare, equality, and job opportunity. The new decade has seen a marked change in attitude towards women at large. Women have made strides in every field like politics, space exploration.

The Relevance of the Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March all over the world. This is not just another day but it is a day to appreciate and give respect to all the women who are the essence of our lives. This day is a day to honour the life, grit, and determination of women. These words of Charles Malik, former President of United Nations General Assembly aptly sum up the role of women “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize women of the world.” Legislations are made so that women get equal opportunities. This day celebrates the political, cultural and social achievements of women in our society.

Need for Women’s Day Celebration

This day is the need for the hour as it is a time for introspection. This day has been recognized by the United Nations General Assembly as a means of recognizing the contribution of women to society. There is now increased participation of women in different areas such as policymaking. Women have shown that if not superior; they are equal to men in all fields and taking tough decisions.

Women’s Day Celebrations

Many countries have declared 8th March as an official holiday and some countries have declared it as a holiday for women. Men show love and respect to the women in their lives on this day. Thousands of events are held all over the world on Women’s Day. It is a day to inspire women and promote the cause of social equality. In India women’s organizations, NGOs take part in Women’s Day celebrations by staging plays, organizing seminars, giving awards to women achievers.

Colours Signifying International Women’s Day

Purple is the colour that signifies Women’s Day internationally. Historically, Green that represents hope, white that represents purity and purple that represents justice and dignity created a combination to signify Women’s Day.

6 Facts About Women’s Day

  1. International Women’s Day is known to be originated around 100 years ago.
  2. In Russia, Women’s Day holds a lot of significance as this day got the women of Russia to vote.
  3. In 1975, Women’s Day was finally adopted in the United Nations.
  4. Women’s Day accounts for a holiday in a lot of countries.
  5. In some places, Women’s Day and Mother’s Day are celebrated together.
  6. Women’s Day has an official theme each year.
So, this women’s day, let us all try and make this world a better place for women. Let's respect and appreciate the women in our lives every day. Let's hope for the future to be bright, happy and safe for women.

What is the theme of Women’s Day in the year 2020? How is Women’s Day celebrated? What is the significance of Women’s Day? Discuss here.


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Napson
Napson.5 years ago
This article is really beautifully written. Keep up the Good Job. Smaash Bengaluru is celebrating womens day special week from 8th March to 20th March 2016 Know more here *****.com
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Amanda
Amanda.8 years ago
To give recognition to all the women who fought for equality. It's a day of remembrance to our sisters before us
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Litter
Litter.8 years ago
It's just a quaint little event where females of the species get together to bash the males of the species for a litany of sins real and imagined, mainly imagined. It's a whine-fest and thousands come from miles around to feast on carrion at taxpayers' expense.
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dravvya
dravvya.8 years ago
It is a celebration of womanhood, and women's achievements. It is also a day to raise awareness of social issues that women face.
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