On 8th March, every Year the world celebrates International Women’s Day to create awareness about the various facets of atrocities women has been facing from last many years and what steps need to be taken to fight this unwanted part of the society. Since the inception of this really significant day in the calendar, people from every walk of life have become more aware about the significance of women’s role in the development of the society. For over 100 years women’s day has been celebrating economic, social, political and cultural achievement of women. This day advocates the idea of helping women to get equal participation in the developmental work of the society. It focuses on the fact that an inclusive growth is not possible without understanding the unfathomable potential of women.
To encourage this long standing revolution for women’s rights and make people understand the positive change that this rebellion can bring, every year the Government and various organizations devise methods. One of the steps that have been taken in this regard from last many years is the theme for women’s day. Every woman’s day is celebrated with a special theme focusing on the underlying issue of the period. The theme is so chosen which echoes the tale of most significant steps that need to be taken in the direction of improving the deteriorating condition of woman.
Woman’s day theme in 2016
“Pledge for parity”; this was theme for 2016 woman’s day celebration which tells the world to work diligently towards gender parity which has slowed down over few years in many parts of the world. The World Economic Forum (WEF), in 2014 had made a predication that the pace of improving the global gender parity will improve only after 2095. In the succeeding year, when the prediction was made, the WEF estimated that the already freezing pace of development of eradicating the gender parity will come to an end completely only after 2133.
The International woman’s day in 2016 aimed at encouraging the advocators of the fight for the woman’s rights, to come forward and take revolutionary steps which can enhance the pace of eradicating the gender parity by helping women reach to their goal, ending the biases that woman face at the work place and various other related issues. This is step is required to encourage and inclusive growth.
Here is the chronological list of some woman’s day themes that has been given to the celebration of the day:
2016- “Pledge For Parity”
2015- “Make It Happen”
2014- “Equality for Women is Progress for All”
2013- “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”
2012- “Empower Rural Women, End Poverty and Hunger”.
2011- “Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women”.
The woman’s day theme for the upcoming woman’s Day celebration of 2017 will be “#BeBoldForChange”. Though, over the years the world has witnessed significant change in the perspective of women in various areas related to the dismal condition of women that has existed for last many years, it still need to be worked upon. Despite the long fought battle, inequalities in education, healthcare and several other fields still exist. The whole human community must unite and work towards improving the dismal state of women so as to make the world a better place to live and that should be the theme of our existence till the time this prevalent disease disappears completely.