LIVE: International Women’s Day 2019, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” #SHE

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe on March 8 every year with intention to accept and respect the women’s achievement globally in various fields. So, Today is a day to appreciate women in your lives and also celebrate their achievements publically. Notably, The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. Statement: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

Background

International Women’s Day was declared by United Nations and is celebrated worldwide on 8th March every year. The agenda of celebrating womanhood on this day was to honor their existence. But today, somewhere between busy working schedules, raising kids and playing the role of ideal wife, the individual existence of women seems blurred.

There was a time when women used to be considered the second gender and in many areas of the country, this mindset still prevails. They are always have been ignored as well as deprived of the essential elements of life like education, right to choose partner, right to work after marriage and even take or give birth to girl child. But now the picture has changed.

Women are walking hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder and feet to feet with men. Yes, it is true as well as clearly visible in even day to day life. And this change has come only due to the continuous struggle, complete dedication, unbreakable mental strength and unbelievable patience of women. Women’s day is not fully served with only gifts, rather the love and respect are given makes the women’s day complete..

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