International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the achievements of women around the world. It has been celebrated since the early 1900s and is now recognized in over 100 countries. It is a day to empower and celebrate women everywhere!
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (IWD) is an annual day celebrated on March 8th to recognize the achievements of women and promote gender equality. The first IWD was held in 1911 and since then, it has grown to become a global event celebrated in countries around the world. The theme for International Women's Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge and encourages everyone to challenge gender bias and inequality.
The earliest known Women’s Day observance was held on Feb. 28, 1909, in New York. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975. The first National Women’s Day was celebrated in the United States in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1913 that it was officially recognized.
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What would you do to celebrate International Women's Day if you had the power to make a change in the world to honor the accomplishments of women?
What do you think is the biggest challenge women face globally?
How can we support and encourage the women in our lives?
Which of the following is a goal of International Women's Day?
- Eliminate gender inequality
- End global warming
- Increase government spending
- Reduce crime
What is the purpose of International Women's Day?
- To recognize the achievements of women
- To promote gender equality
- To raise awareness of poverty
- To celebrate motherhood
What color is often associated with International Women's Day?
Could you now, describe or draw a picture of an important woman in your life?
Question: What can you do to celebrate International Women's Day? Clues: • Research the history of International Women's Day and its importance. • Learn about inspiring women around the world. • Think of ways to show respect and appreciation for women in your life. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Write a story about an inspiring woman in history. B. Create a poster about International Women's Day and share it with your friends.