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How International Women’s Day Around The World

 The 8th of March marks International Women’s day. It is a day to reflect, celebrate and recognised women empowerment, development and equality change within society. 

This years theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. This  theme is incorporated with the United Nations Women’s campaign called Generation Equality.

 

8th March

 The campaign is based on the 25th anniversary of the most powerful alliance called the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The campaign is education and mentor women and girls around the world about seld-empowerment. In addition to this milestone, the UN as other important anniversaries such as the 10th anniversary of the start of the UN women. 

 There are different ways that countries celebrate international women day. Here are how different countries around the world celebrate this special day. 

Armenia

Armenian Flag

 

 Armenia is a country in Asia and Internation Women’s use to be holiday till 2011. It is the start of motherhood and beauty that runs till the 7th of April. 

China

The captial city of China

The women in China are rewarded a half-day off work however in many cases they do not take their off day. The men in China offer buy flowers for the special woman in their life.

Russia

Russia

In Russia, women’s day is like another Valentine’s day for the women in Russia. Women’s day is a public holiday and  in most companies work parties are often held to celebrate female employers.

Italy

City of Rome

 

 The city of Rome is known for its famous pizza and pasta but also a city that celebrates International Women’s day called La Festa Della Donna.  On this special day, blossoms are gifted to the women of Italy. 

Saudia Arabia

Saudia Arabia

Since 2017, the Arab country has celebrated Women’s day. However, the people in Saudia  dont celebrate on the 8th March but on the 1-3 February. The days take place in the capital city of Riyadh. 

South Africa

Views of the Moutain

South Africa has many important holidays and events on its calendar. The month of August is known as Women’s Month has its marks a reminder and celebration of the 1956 women march. The  March was held on the 9th of August were almost 20 000 women marched to the union buildings in Pretoria. Upon their arrival, a  petition against the law passed was signed by the women and given over to the members of the government.

 

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