International Women’s Day (IWD) – Wishes, Quotes

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a global event that is celebrated on 8 March every year. This day is celebrated to reflect the social, cultural and political achievements of women.

Why International Women's Day is celebrated?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March every year to honour the achievements of women throughout history and all across the globe. This day also marks a call to action for stepping up gender equality. It is one of the most important days for not just women but every person on this globe to celebrate women’s achievement and raise awareness about gender equality.

The Theme for International Women's Day 2021

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2021 is “Choosing to challenge“.

Hashtags for IWD: #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #PledgeforParity #EachforEqual #BeBoldforChange #BalanceforBetter

History of International Women's Day

IWD has a very long history. This day has been observed since the early 1900s. The first big movement to end gender inequality was seen in 1908 when more than 15,000 women walked together through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Inspired by the movement, the first National Women’s Day was observed on 28 February 1909, across the United States.

In 1910 an International Conference of Working Women was held in Denmark in which over 100 women from 17 countries participated. After this conference, the first International Women’s Day was observed in some European countries like Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19, 1911. More than one million women and men addressed the International Women’s Day rallies campaigning for Women’s rights and gender parity.

Just before the first World War, Russian women while campaigning for peace agreed to mark 8th March as International Women’s Day. Since then, this day is being celebrated as IWD across the globe.

Why Gender Equality is Important?

Gender equality is a human right. It helps prevent violence against women and girls. There is no doubt that societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. It results in better healthcare and it’s also good for the economy.

International day of women and girls in science

Women's Day Quotes and Wishes

International Women's Day Wishes | Happy Women's Day Wishes

Happy Women’s Day to all the incredible women.
Shine on…
Not just today but every day.

Your heart is pure and your love is selfless.
Happy Women’s Day to the most amazing women in the world.

We are cute daughters,
We are sweet sisters,
We are lovely lovers,
We are darling wives,
We are adorable mothers,
We are the source of strength,
We are incredible,
We are women.

On this special day,
celebrate life,
Take a break from your busy schedule,
Let your hair down,
Have fun and do what your heart says.
Cause today is your day.
Happy Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day
to all the incredible women.
You are unique, special, great, brave and amazing.

W – Wonderful wife
O – Outstanding friend
M – Marvelous daughter
A – Adorable sister
N – Nurturing mother

Happy Women’s Day

International Women's Day Quotes

A woman draws strength from troubles,
smiles during distress,
and grow stronger with prayers and hope.
You are one of them.

There are two powers in the world;
one is the sword and the other is the pen.
But there is a third power stronger than both,
that of women.

Spring and women have much in common,
they both are about flowering,
revival, inspiration and beauty.

“I alone cannot change the world.
But I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.”
-Mother Teresa

Lucky are those, who are blessed with
a feminine presence in their lives.
Feel proud to be a woman.

Women, from time immemorial, have fought
for the right of others, now it’s her time
to get her rights realized and
get equal participation in society.

The beauty of a woman must be seen
from in her eyes because that is the doorway
to her heart, the place where love resides.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस - Happy Women's Day Wishes and Quotes in Hindi

women's day quotes in Hindi

मुस्कुराकर, दर्द भुलाकर,
रिश्तों में बंद थी दुनिया सारी,
हर पग को रोशन करने वाली,
वो शक्ति है एक नारी।
महिला दिवस की शुभकामनाएं।

हजारों फूल चाहिए एक माला बनाने के लिए,
हजारों दीपक चाहिए आरती सजाने के लिए,
मगर एक स्त्री ही काफी है
घर को स्वर्ग बनाने के लिए।

कम नहीं ये किसी से
साबित कर दिखलाएंगी,
खोल दो बंधन इनके
हर मंजिल पा जाएंगी।
अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस की शुभकामनाएं।

माँ, बहन, पत्नी, बेटी है वो,
जीवन के हर सुख-दुःख में शामिल है वो।

Kuch log kehte hain ki
naari ka koyi ghar nahi hota.
Aap ye kyon nahi samajhte ki
naari ke bina koyi ghar nahi hota.

How to celebrate Women's Day?

There are many ways to celebrate Women’s Day. You can show your support for gender parity on social media with hashtags #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #PledgeforParity #EachforEqual #BeBoldforChange #BalanceforBetter.

Showing your support for women-owned businesses and raising funds for a women’s charity are few more ways to show your support.

You can send a nice email to a fellow female colleague and you can also take a trip with your team to an exhibition by a female artist.

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