BY PREMA KAPOOR
Each year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated by people all over the world. While it originally began in 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark, and Switzerland to protest for women’s rights, the monumental day grew into an international phenomenon.
According to the official site for Women’s Day, the global celebration commemorates the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women”. While it is Women’s Day, this year’s campaign theme is Balance for Better, marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. While International Women’s Day is only one day a year, it doesn’t mean you should end all your efforts for equality when it’s over. The campaign runs year long and looks to make sure that there’s gender equality in every sector of society.
Whether it’s at work, school, or at home, you should always be aware of what’s going on around you to see if you can step up and be the change.