New Zealand has joined other countries around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Due to Covid-19 a large number of big events had to be cancelled. But his hasn’t stopped workplaces and organisations celebrating this important day.
The theme this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
The aim of International Women’s Day is to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, violence and abuse against women.
The earliest version was purportedly a “Women’s Day” organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. However, IWD became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.