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Women’s Day 2024

by Nita Mishra

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for gender equality. Let’s delve into why we celebrate this day, its history, and why it’s significant.

Theme and Slogan for International Women’s Day 2024


The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Empowerment and Equality for All.”


The official slogan for Women’s Day 2024 is:

  • “My body, my right. We all can do that! We are Women.

Why We Celebrate International Women’s Day

The idea behind International Women’s Day is simple yet powerful: to highlight the importance of empowering women and promoting gender equality across all aspects of life. This includes areas like politics, economics, and social spheres. By recognizing the contributions of women throughout history and encouraging their participation in decision-making processes, we strive for a more just and equitable society.

Date of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day falls on March 8 every year. It’s a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate the acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their communities.

History of International Women’s Day

The roots of International Women’s Day trace back to the early 20th century. It originated from the labour movements in North America and Europe. The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on February 28, 1909, in memory of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York.

In 1945, the United Nations Charter became the first international agreement to affirm gender equality. On March 8, 1975, during International Women’s Year, the UN officially observed its first International Women’s Day. Subsequently, in 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution, making International Women’s Day a global holiday to recognize women’s rights and world peace.

Significance of International Women’s Day

This day holds great significance in spreading the message of gender equality. It aims to create a society that is free from gender bias and discrimination. International Women’s Day addresses issues such as women’s rights, violence against women, and reproductive rights.

How to Celebrate

There are many ways to celebrate International Women’s Day and show appreciation for the women in your life. You can:

  • Take them to their favorite restaurant for dinner
  • Create handmade gifts
  • Gift books written by female authors
  • Educate yourself on women’s rights and gender equality
  • Watch their favorite films together
  • Recognize and honor their achievements and contributions


International Women’s Day is a reminder of the progress made towards gender equality and the work that still lies ahead. It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s issues, and empower women to create a better future for all. As we celebrate, let’s remember the words: “Here’s to women who are a full circle because within them is the power to create, nurture, and transform!

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