INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 8TH MARCH 2018
The theme of this year is #PressforProgress. As the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap report gender parity is over 200 years away and these days so important to stay motivated and work for it. This year we had such movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp which have the similar goals.
The first National Women's Day was observed in the United States on the 28th February 1909 for the honour of garment worker's in New York. In this movement women protested against bad working conditions. The year 1945 made a significant change. The Charter of the United Nations, signed in that year, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. So International Women's Day emerged from the 20th century in North America and Europe. At the begining it was a labour movement. Nowadays many organisation support and help womens to fight for their right. The goals are gender equality on the workplaces and education. However in some countries this lost its political cause and people just give gift to women in order to celebrate them, but we must emphasise that it is much more than giving flowers to women.
"So make International Women's Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women."
Written by: Ágnes Illés