International Women’s Day

Posted by: Kiran

On March 8, the International Women’s Day was celebrated in many parts of the world.
It is a day to protest at the injustice women face around the world. It is also a time for celebrating the courageous women who fight for justice.

International Women’s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by …

national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

Since early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point for coordinated efforts to demand women’s rights and participation in the political and economic process.

On the occasion of 97th International Women’s Day, thousands of women across Nepal have been spoken for proportional representation at all levels and to remind the government of its promise to end impunity on violence against women & Social Exclusion, and reinforce that this change will not be possible unless women’s participation in decision making process and policy level is guaranteed and concerns and rights of women are mainstreamed in policy level.

There is no doubt that all Nepal has celebrated the day with full enthusiasm but we all know that a world in which 70% of the poorest people are women is not a just world. Nor is a world where one-third of all women will be raped or sexually abused in their lifetime. So, we have our own women rights issues and problems differentiate within the belonging countries. Thus, consider must be overviewed whether this year’s women’s day celebration has addressed the feelings and rights of whole women groups of their belonging countries. And, if the women’s day has been celebrated with this spirit then only it is a real sense and meaningful women’s day indeed.

International Women’s Day was last modified: March 16th, 2007 by Kiran

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