International Women's Day 2020 Date: Women's Day is a reminder that we can all begin somewhere, and that it is not too late to admit that women really do run the world. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)
International Women's Day 2020 Date: A day that celebrates women, highlights their achievements, pushes for gender equity and equality, International Women's Day is a landmark celebration which, like every year, will be celebrated on March 8, which is a Sunday. This year's theme is #EachforEqual, which focuses on a gender-equal and enabled world.
It is believed that after the Socialist Party of America organised Women's Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, the German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed at the International Socialist Woman's Conference the following year that March 8 be honored as a day of working women. Over the years, this day came to be celebrated as a day of and for all women.
If you are an ally, and believe in a gender-equal world, you can do your bit for the women around you. Begin by calling out inequality. Remember that while we are all individually responsible for our own thoughts and actions, collectively we can harness our power and create a world that sees all genders as equal. Our thoughts, actions, behaviours and mindset can change the very course of the world, and a world that is free of bias can help other people broaden their perception.
Next, acknowledge what the women in your family have done and been doing; whether it is for the house and the family, or for their careers. While no one day will be enough to truly champion the cause of women, Women's Day is a reminder that we can all begin somewhere, and that it is not too late to admit that women really do run the world.