International Women’s Day being celebrated

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Islamabad: International Women’s Day is being celebrated worldwide including Pakistan.

The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women’s economic security and equality continue to exist.

The call for observing the Day was first made by Clara Zetkin, leader of the women’s office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, at an international conference for working women held in Copenhagen in 1910 to “press for the rights of women”. Her idea received the unanimous support of the over 100 women from 17 countries who were participating in the conference. The day that began to be observed the next year turned out to be a success beyond all expectations.

Nearly 30,000 women chanting slogans, when accosted by the police, refused to budge from their place or surrender their banners to them; the intervention of Socialist deputies saved the situation that threatened to go out of hand. That massive backing was enough to provide the required encouragement to women elsewhere in the world and the International Women’s Day, March 8, became a norm every year. It now has UN mandate.

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