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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s attainments throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

The global theme for International Women’s Day in 2022 is Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. International Women’s Day is celebrated to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

This year the theme of this day is emphasized on gender equality. As UNESCO states, “International Women's Day is an occasion to celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women's empowerment but also to critically reflect on those accomplishments and strive for a greater momentum towards gender equality worldwide. It is a day to recognize the extraordinary acts of women and to stand together, as a united force, to advance gender equality around the world.”

The first International Women’s Day befell on March 19 in 1911. The introductory event, which incorporated rallies and organized meetings, was a big success in countries such as Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. The March 19 date was chosen because it venerated the day that the Prussian king promised to introduce votes for women in 1848. The promise gave hope for equality but it was a promise that he failed to keep. The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913.

ADRA in Bangladesh is playing an unavoidable role in terms of empowering the underserved women in the left-behind communities across the country. ADRA provides a wide variety of Income Generating Activity (IGA) training aiming to build their capacity so they can achieve financial emancipation.

ADRA in Bangladesh is working determinedly to develop interpersonal and technical skills among disadvantaged women so they can contribute to the economy and can bring out a sustainable change in society.

Organizations like colleges and institutions across the world celebrate International Women’s Day by holding public speeches, rallies, exhibitions, workshops, and seminars on themes and concepts, debates, quiz competitions, and lectures.

To endorse women’s rights and fully leverage the potential of women’s leadership in pandemic preparedness and response, the perspectives of women and girls in all of their diversity must be integrated into the formulation and implementation of policies and programs in all domains.


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