About Women's Day 2020 Chicago


About Women's Day
Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe on March 8th. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements in the social, economic, cultural, and political fields. The world joins hands together to support, motivate, inspire, and raise women across different fields of work. A number of programs are observed on Women’s Day across the world to create awareness about different social issues such as gender inequality, domestic violence, pay gap, and female foeticide. These programs encourage people to eradicate all sorts of violence and social injustice that women are subjected to in every field on an everyday basis. So that they can live a better and independent life and realize all their dreams and passions.

In 1910, Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of International Women’s Day at the 2nd International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. She was the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. The proposal received huge support from over 100 women representing 17 countries. The first International Women’s Day held on 19th March 1911. In 1913, IWD was shifted to 8th March and it is celebrated on this day ever since.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is Think equal, build smart, innovate for change. It concentrates on innovative ways to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure. It focuses to create a future in which technology and innovation create opportunities for girls and women. So that they can play an active role in building efficient services and viable infrastructure to speed up the achievement of sustainable development goals and gender equality.

Why Do We Celebrate Women's Day?
The International Women’s Day is quite important, which is observed to put light on the struggles made by women to attain equality. Various street marches and debate discussions are held in many countries across the world to emphasize the importance of good education and carrier opportunities for women. This day is celebrated to appreciate the courage, progress, and struggle of women for equality, peace, and development.