international women's day 2017 theme is focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030 .
2016 theme is "Pledge for Parity" and 2015 theme is "Equality for women is progress for all"
March 8th Commemorates Womens Rights and Peace:
International Womens Day is an occasion and celebrated on 8 March all over the world. Women’s Day date (8 March) is also venerated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women from all continents often segregated by linguistic, cultural, ethnic, financial and political distinctions. Women have been started at least ten decades of struggle for social equality, social justice, peace and development.
The history of International Womens Day is the event originated in 1908. In New York, women garment makers proved to demand better working conditions in the company. The Women has worked in very bad conditions and also earned half of men's wages. They died too early from deprived health. They did not have the right to vote.
In 1910, an international conference of women determined that each year a day should be set aside to press for women's demands. International Womens Day stands for equality between women and men.
At this time in England, women were demanded the right to vote. They stands for their slogan "Give Women the Vote" to struggle for women to obtain social equalities.
So International Women’s Day is remembered the battles for a long fought to build a society that is fair to all its members in a society in which diversity, tolerance, safety, social justice and social equality between women and men. And Women celebrated what they have done and are can do.
Colors: International Womens day colours are white, green and purple
The International Womens day is an official holiday in the world, it is observed by men giving flowers and small gifts to the women. In few nations ‘The International Women’s day” is also celebrated as an equivalent of Mother's Day and children can also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the celebrations of International Women’s Day were deserted in Armenia. April 7 was declared as state holiday of ‘Beauty and Motherhood’. In Italy, on International Women’s day, men offer yellow mimosas to women as special gifts. Yellow mimosas and chocolates are the most common presents on March 8, in Russia.
In the Asia, the custom of giving women flowers still prevails on the International Women’s Day. Sometimes, Women get gifts from their employers. School children are often brought presentations for their teachers.
In Portugal and Romania, groups of women celebrates "women-only" dinners and parties at the night of 8 March. In India, International Women’s Day held a lot of significance. So many parties are held during International Women’s Day. This is represented the power of women in this era and their vital role in this society.
In 1975, The United Nations has been started a celebration to International Womens Day. The 2005 Congress of the British Trades Union Congress strongly approved a resolution calling for International Women’s Day to be nominated a public holiday in the United Kingdom.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is a group of delegates from each Member State to celebrate the International Womens Day. UNGA found IWD to establish the social progress and peace. International Women’s Day required the active participation and equality of women. The Women acknowledged contribution of women to international peace and security.
Some of the issues in the United Nations and International Womens Day have focused the following: