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Women’s Day – MARCH 8

Every year, 8 March is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

For the women of the world, the Day is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

The first International Women’s Day( IWD) was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc).

The world now has an ever- growing number of women participating in society as policy-makers. However, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men.

The majority of the world’s 1.3 billion absolute poor are women. On average, women receive between 30 and 40 per cent less pay than men earn for the same work.

And everywhere, women continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women of reproductive age worldwide.

Expert via –UN

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