A day to recognise Women’s achievements without regard to divisions, nationality, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, political or economic.
The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February 1909. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference that the 8th of March be honoured as a day annually in memory of working women.
The day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day or International Working Women’s Day ever since.
This year, for International Women’s Day 2020 the campaign theme is #EachforEqual
‘An equal world is an enabled world.
Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.
Let’s all be #EachforEqual’
This campaign is drawn from a notion of Collective Individualism, encouraging everyone to come together as one, as our individual actions, conversations & behaviours affect everyone involved.
The strike #EachforEqual pose, is one of the main campaign strategies this year, encouraging others to make International Women’s Day your day!
If you would like to read more about the campaign, how you can get involved, what you can do to spread the collective word, check out the link below.