Women's Day 2021
Celebrated annually on 8th March, the International Women’s day is not group, organization, or country-specific, it belongs to everyone and every group in the world. The first-ever recorded women’s day was in 1909, with many women demanding their rights and marching the streets of New York. Since then, this day helped people to come together and support, motivate, and inspire many women all over the world. The purpose of this day is to spread the importance of equality and motivate people. So, make this International Women’s Day on 8th March your day by doing what you can to create and spread a positive difference for the women of the world.
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, social, political, and cultural achievements of women. This day also marks the call to action for speeding up gender equality. No one charity, corporation, NGO, government, academic institution, media hub, or women’s network is exclusively responsible for this day. Many organizations around the world declare an annual International Women’s Day theme that helps to support their particular cause or agenda; some of the agendas are adopted more widely when compared to the others. The International Women’s Day is a day of global celebration, a call for gender equality.
International Women’s Day is all about coming together and celebrating unity, advocacy, reflection, and action, on a global and local level. IWD has been praised for over a century, and its strength continues to grow every year.
The Color of International Women’s Day
Internationally, the color purple is widely used for symbolizing women. Historically, to express women’s equality, the combination of white, green, and purple colors originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1908, in the UK. Purple represents dignity and justice, white represents purity, and green symbolizes hope, but this is no longer used because the concept of ‘purity’ is very controversial.
Significance of Purple
The IWD’s official logo is the symbol of Venus, which is decorated with the color purple along with many pictures of women coming from different walks of life. The color was chosen because it symbolizes justice and dignity with the two most important goals which the day wants to achieve for every woman in the world.
2021 and Beyond
The world has seen an attitudinal shift and signified a change in the thoughts of women and society about women’s equality. Many women from the younger generation might think that women have won all the battles, and while several feminists from the 1970’s know that the ingrained complexity and longevity of the patriarchy. People usually think that women have attained true equality, with women in the boardroom and equal legislative rights. Unfortunately, the fact is that there is still a wage gap, and a fair number of women are not present in politics and business. Globally, health, education, and violence against women are worse than ever.
However, over the years, many achievements have been made. There are female prime ministers and astronauts, women attending universities, working, and having chances to make real choices. And so each year, these achievements are celebrated with the hope for an increase every year. Every part of the world might celebrate it in its unique and beautiful way.
The global web of diverse and rich local activities brings women closer together with business conferences, political rallies, networking events, and political rallies. Many global organizations participate and support by running their events.
Events and activities can be found in many cities and towns, in educational institutions, huge companies, and even on a social level.
Women’s Day 2021 campaign theme, Women in Leadership
The 2021 International Women's Day theme is decided as Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. Amid the Coronavirus crisis spread throughout the world, this theme would celebrate the contribution of women and girls across the globe in fighting Covid-19. The theme is also aligned with the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which recommends women's full participation in public decision making and achieving gender equality and empowerment.
The Heads of the governments of Ethiopia, Genrmany, Iceland, New Zealand, Denmark, Slovakia, Finland are known to manage the Coronavirus crisis well and take rapid and effective decisions amid the life-defying situation. With hastags as #IWD2021 and #InternationalWomensDay, this day will be celebrated to honor the efforts of women leaders around the world.
International Women’s Day Events in India
- Women’s Day Run 2021 (Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Noida)
- Women's Bike Rally 2021, Dehradun
- Women 10K, Gurugram
- Aarambh- International Women’s Day Event, New Delhi
Celebrate International Women’s Day by not just taking part in the day’s activities but also by implementing its motives throughout the year. This year, find your ideal destination to support women’s leadership and travel to your destination safely with redBus. With easier travel options, updated information, and the hassle-free system of booking, redBus will surely help you celebrate this wonderful event.