International Women's Day

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2024 Date8 March 2024
2025 Date8 March 2025

International Women's Day

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International Women's Day is a global observance that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also raises awareness about the challenges women face globally in achieving gender parity. It encourages action to accelerate change towards gender equality through various means such as advocacy, fundraising, and volunteering.

International Women's Day has its roots in the early 20th century labor movement. The observance became globally recognized on March 8, 1975, when the United Nations started celebrating the day. In Nigeria, the day holds significant importance, and is often used as an opportunity to highlight specific regional issues that affect Nigerian women. Topics such as gender-based violence, female education, and political representation are frequently part of the discourse.

In Nigeria, International Women's Day is observed in numerous ways, with various activities designed to both celebrate and empower women. Traditional observances include rallies, conferences, and public talks aimed at raising awareness about the plight of women in the country. Also, social media campaigns mushroom, with hashtags like #PressforProgress and #BalanceforBetter becoming popular. Nigeria, along with the rest of the world, holds this observance annually on March 8.

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Facts about International Women's Day

  • The theme for International Women's Day in 2023 was #BreakTheBias.
  • The United Nations Officially Adopted International Women's Day In 1975.
  • There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Top things to do in Nigeria for International Women's Day

  • Attend one of many popular Women’s day events including: WeCon Women's Empowerment Conference (Austin, TX), Women of the World Festival (UK), and The Empowerment Bridge (NYC).
  • If you’re a man, show appreciation by performing a chore for your special lady that is typically done by her. This may include cooking, cleaning, child care or anything that the special woman in your life does.
  • Share your story on social media platforms or local events to connects with other women who are passionate about gender equality.
  • Donate to the Women's Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON), an Nigerian nonprofit organization that works to empower women and girls through education, advocacy, and community development programs.

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