Breaking Barriers and Empowering Her Story: International Women’s Day

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


Women have made significant strides and broken glass ceilings in every field imaginable, from politics to science, sports to the arts. International Women’s Day is an annual event held every March 8th to celebrate all the breakthroughs women have achieved in their respective fields. On this day, women from all over the world gather to celebrate their accomplishments and advocate for their rights.

1. Back to the Roots of Her Story



The roots of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the 1800s, when women in America began to advocate for their rights. This paved the way for an international movement to gain traction when the United States officially recognized a day to honor women’s rights in 1909. This concept quickly spread to other countries, resulting in the first-ever International Women’s Day on March 19, 1911. It is now a worldwide phenomenon, with millions taking part and gaining popularity through online campaigns. More than 100 countries now take part, with themes and colors such as purple for justice, white for purity, and green for hope.

2. The Theme – 2023


This year’s theme “embrace equity” serves as a reminder that gender parity remains a long way off. In addition, it focuses on creating a world where everyone has equal opportunities. Gender equity entails leveling the playing field in all aspects of life, such as education, employment, healthcare, and politics. The journey toward equity is ongoing, and it requires everyone’s participation. We must all work together to make the world a better place for women, where they are valued, respected, and given equal opportunities.

3. Why Is It Important to Celebrate?



Women’s day honors the countless contributions women have made to history, culture, and society. We raise awareness in understanding bias, discrimination, and inequity by uplifting their often-overlooked accomplishments. This awareness has the potential to result in visible progress, such as closing the gender pay gap. Furthermore, provide a global platform for donating to organizations that support positive change for women, ensuring the necessary monetary support to improve women’s conditions worldwide. While complete gender equality is unlikely to be achieved anytime soon, working toward equality now increases the chances of a more equitable future for all.


So, this year, let us unite to celebrate women power and potential. Let us celebrate the incredible women in our lives and communities and commit to creating a world where women can thrive. Remember that when women rise, we rise with them. So let us work together to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to realize her full potential and leave her imprint on the world. Empower her today, change the world forever – Happy International Women’s Day!

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