Empowering the Better Half of Society: Happy International Women’s Day

Men might have been the dominant integral aspect of human civilization but it is merely because the efforts of women have always went unnoticed, because no one ever sang ballads of their sacrifice, of their heroism.

International Women’s Day celebrated on the 8th of March every year, is simply an acknowledgment of the better half of the society that has been long suppressed. It is a Celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards all women and strives for their economic, political and social development.

The History of first Women’s Day dates back in 1909, when the first national Women’s Day was observed in the United States after a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day at the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen in August 1910.

Zetkin proposed that every country should annually celebrate on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The conference attended by over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women’s clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, welcomed Zetkin’s suggestion with unanimous approval and hence International Women’s Day was created.

Happy International Women’s Day

The prolonged oppression and inequality had lead to such a spurring amongst women all over the globe to become more vocal and active.  Hence the whole idea of celebrating Women’s Day was to voice out for demands like be given the right to vote and to hold public office, protest against employment sex discrimination and campaign against the war and to express women’s solidarity.

Since its inception, International Women’s Day has become a global day of acknowledging and cherishing women across developed and developing countries alike. 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year’ by the United Nations. Women’s organizations and governments around the world like the UN also observes IWD annually on 8 March by holding big events to  honor women’s achievement so far and draw light on issues that still require efforts by society.

It is true that a lot has been achieved since the past century in condition of life lead by women across the globe, but sadly enough the progress is not uniform. Many 3 world nations still harvest hostile conditions and crime against women.

At HKS Designer and Consultant International Company Ltd, we hope this Women’s Day be another successful warrior in the fight for equality and simple human rights. Also wishing all you beautiful and smart ladies a Happy Women’s Day! 🙂

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