International Women's Day
"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."
“Women of courage, women of strength,
Women of faith and devotion.
Mothers of children with spirits so strong
Who may have unbridled imaginations.”
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. She is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, drawing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
Spurred by the universal women's suffrage movement that had begun in New Zealand, IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe in the early 20th century. The first version was supposedly a "Women's Day" organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City on February 28, 1909.
This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Conference of Socialist Women to propose that "a special Women's Day" be organized annually, albeit without a fixed date; the following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women's Day throughout Europe. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the beginning of the February Revolution), International Women's Day became a national holiday on March 8; later it was celebrated on that date by the socialist movement and the communist countries.
The holiday was associated with far-left movements and governments until it was adopted by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. IWD became a mainstream world holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.
On 8 March 2022, a small function was organized to celebrate International women’s Day in our school in which Honorable chief Guest Ms. Bina Gajjar (psychologist and psychotherapist), Dr. Sweta Patel, and Mrs. Prgya Kapdia (mountaineer) at the same time there. there were some virtual guests: Ms. Alice Durgaryan (Educationist,Armania), Ms. Monika Kapoor (Former Joint Director, CBSE), and Mrs. Nirmaladevi Kandasamy (Educator of SK St Patrick, Malaysia) were welcomed by Principal Mr. Nitin Patil and Vice-Principal Ms. Anju Mistry.