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MARCH 8 International Women’s Day

History of Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day to recognise the achievements of women regardless of national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences.

From the outset, International Women’s Day has had a global perspective for women in both developed and developing countries, and the international women’s movement, which has grown with the last four UN World Conferences on Women, has contributed to making this anniversary a rallying point in favour of women’s rights and participation in political and economic fields. The UN Women’s Day was held in 2024 at the UN International Women’s Day.


The main theme of UN International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘invest in women: Accelerate progress”. The five areas where joint action is needed are,


1.Investing in women a human right issue

2.Ending poverty 

3.Implementing gender-responsive financing

4.Shifting to a green economy and care society

5.Supporting feminist change-makers


Did you know?


-In 1984, Australia announced the world’s first ‘Women’s Budget’ and many  countries followed suit.

-However, budgets for gender equality are very low.

-Only 5% of the budget (Official Development Assistance budget) is dedicated to women.

The UN celebrated International Women’s Day for the first time in 1975 on 8 March. We invite you to learn about the history of women’s rights and the UN’s contribution.

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