8th March: International Women’s Day [ Current Affairs ]

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Every year 8th March is observe as International Women’s Day. This year in 2016 Women’s day theme is “Planet 50 - 50 by 2013, Step it up for Gender Equality”. The Ministry of women and child development has announced to set up new four one-stop crisis centers (currently eight is already available across the country).

About Women’s Day:

  • Earlier on 28th February 1909 the Social Party of America has held Women’s Day in New York.
  • And from 1977 women’s day is celebrated worldwide after United Nation General Assembly has invite all states members for conference based on Women’s Rights and world peace.
  • Every year on this day many cultural activities are organized by government to empower women and reduce gender inequality
  • In some of the nation 8th March is declared as official holly day for women’s.
  • It is originally called working women’s Day.
  • The focus of celebrations is to respect women.
  • In 2014 The World Economic Forum predicted that. until 2095 we will achieve global gender parity
  • An in 2015 they estimated that the due to slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress. gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133

- Published on: March 8, 2016