International Women's Day - 8 March

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International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March.

An overview of the news

  • The theme for the year 2023 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.

  • The theme aims to recognize women and girls who are contributing to the advancement of technology and digital education.

  • The theme of the International Women's Day 2023 campaign is: Embrace Equity or #EmbraceEquity.

  • The theme of International Women's Day 2022 was "Gender Equality for Sustainable Tomorrow".

Background of the day

  • International Women's Day was started by Clara Zetkin in 1910.

  • International Women's Day was first officially celebrated by the United Nations in 1975 during the International Women's Year.

  • For the first time in 1996, the United Nations adopted the theme "Celebrate the past, plan for the future" in organising this day.

  • There are three colours of International Women's Day - Purple, Green and White

  • According to the International Women's Day campaign, "Purple is a symbol of justice and dignity, green is a symbol of hope and white is a symbol of purity.

  • These colours were decided by Britain's Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1908.

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