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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Salient features of Indian Society- Role of women and women’s organization.

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International Women’s Day in news

  • Recently, the President of India extended warm greetings and best wishes to all women on International Women’s Day.

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Key Facts about International Women’s Day

  • Background: Women’s Day was first observed in 1911 when a conference comprising 100 women from 17 countries, with unions, socialist parties, working women’s clubs and female legislators unanimously approved the same.
    • Zetkin, a feminist and labour leader, proposed at a conference that Women’s Day be celebrated in every country on February 28.
    • However, in 1913, the date was changed to March 8, and it continues to be celebrated every year.
  • About: International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to women, a symbolic reminder of the historic journey they have taken globally to better their lives, and that while a lot has been achieved on that front, the journey is still long and more needs to be done.
  • International Women’s Day Date: International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. This year, it falls on a Tuesday.

National Commission for Women (NCW)

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International Women’s Day 2022

  • International Women’s Day theme: According to UN Women, the theme for International Women’s Day, 2022 (IWD 2022) is ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’.
    • Additionally, IWD 2022 campaign theme is ‘#BreakTheBias’. It intends to promote a “gender-equal world”, which is “free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination”.
    • “A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive”, and where “difference is valued and celebrated”.
  • Significance: This year’s Women’s Day attempts to recognize the “contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all”.

Raising Legal Age of Marriage for Women

Raising Legal Age of Marriage for Women

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