The first international Women’s day was celebrated back in the 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched on the streets of New York, demanding their rights. Since then every year on 8th March the world joins hands together to support, raise, inspire and motivate women across all fields of work. The purpose of this day is to focus on various themes such as innovation, the portrayal of women in the media, or the importance of education and career opportunities. March 8th is a holiday in many countries, while others celebrate it by holding street marches, debates discussions and through a variety of other programmes.
How to Celebrate International Women's Day 2017 Online?
It is anwell-known fact that almost all ofour activities nowadays are social media centric. Be it personal or a public event, the social media is bound to be a part of the programme. International Women's Day no doubt would not be any different. For the entire week you can tag your posts and photos on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, with the following hastags to create more awareness and make the agenda of the organiser better known to the common and lessinformed people.
Besides tagging your photographs and post with these has tags, you can also do the following:
• Share content or retweet amessage that might be relevant to the theme of International Women's Day 2017
• You can use thelogo of the international women day on your blog, website or on your Facebook’s cover photo. Alternatively, you can also use the IWD logo in your email signatures
• The official colour of International Women's Day is purple. You can wear a purple shirt to work, use purple in your websites, blogs or social media. You can also make a video or presentation on the theme of International Women's Day 2017 and post it on your social media account to raise awareness about the different issues that women from different backgrounds all over the world are forced to fight everyday
Celebrate IWD 2017 Offline: How Can You Make a Difference on International Women's Day 2017?
• Every year hundreds of organisations around the world, undertake, some ventures to celebrate International Women Day, either by organising a sports event or a debate and discussion session. You can be a part of any of these events and learn more about the problems of the women and volunteer your service.
• If you are part of the organising team, then off course, you candecorate your workplace with the colour purple, wear purple to work and arrange for a film viewing session documenting the struggles on women on an everyday basis.
• Last but not the least, you can always offer monetary help to different organisations working in some of the remotest parts of the world for women liberation andupliftment.
Significance of the Colour Purple
The official logo of International Women’s Day is the symbol of Venus. The symbol is decorated in the colour purple along with pictures of different women in the background from various walks of life. The colour purple was chosen, because it symbolises dignity and justice, which are the two important goals which IWD aims to achieve for all women in all parts of the world.