International Women’s Day 2017 theme ‘Women in the Changing World of Work’.
Women in more than 30 countries are set to participate in this wear red day event on Wednesday 8.
Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030, official UN theme emphasizes to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.
According to ‘A Day Without a Woman’ On International Women’s Day, March 8th.
“Women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.”
The event organizer also suggests few ways to join this event. Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th. Women can take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor. They can skip shopping for one day, with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses. In addition, women can Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.
A German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual International Woman’s Day and was seconded by fellow socialist and later communist leader Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified at that conference.
Organizers are expecting serious impacts.
This event will showcase the unity between women from different walks of life. “March 8 will proclaim solidarity between women who do paid work and women who do unpaid work, as well as Native women, women of color, immigrant women, and lesbians and trans women,” says Ann Montague, co-chair of the western region for the Service Employees International Union’s Lavender Caucus, which represents LGBTQ members of that union.
Organizers are hoping the day will build on the momentum of the Women’s March that took place on Jan. 21—but with a stronger focus on women of color and the heightened militancy that comes with withholding labor and spending.
In UK, where it will be budget day, there will be a protest outside the family court in Holborn at 9.45am, and there will be also a “speak out” outside parliament, says Nina Lopez, a coordinator for the Global Women’s Strike.
What is International Women’s Day?
Furthermore, originally called International Working Women’s Day, then it is celebrated on March 8 every year. It was in 1914 International Women’s Day was first held on March 8. Since then, it is always held on March 8 in all countries. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.
March 8, 1917 in the capital of Russia, Petrograd, began a demonstration of women textile workers, covering the whole city. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Declared a national holiday in the Soviet Russia in 1917, it was predominantly celebrated in socialist and communist countries until it was adopted in 1977 by the United Nations.