Today, the whole world is celebrating International Womenâ€™s Day for the 101st time. The 1st Womenâ€™s Day was celebrated on March 19th, 1911. The whole idea to have a day dedicated to women was first established in Copenhagen in 1910 by Clara Zetkin. March 8th was chosen and kept as the official International Womenâ€™s Day in 1913. This day was officially recognized as an International holiday by United Nations in 1975.
Every year a different theme is dedicated for Womenâ€™s Day by various organizations and the UN. This year the theme is to â€œEmpower Rural Women â€“ End Hunger and Povertyâ€. Last yearâ€™s theme was â€œEqual access to education, training and science and technology: Pathways to decent work for women.â€
Below is an Infographic which tells the unique story of “The Reality of Her Day, Everyday” from the United Nations Foundation
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