A day to celebrate womanhood, International Women's Day .On March 8 every year, International Women's Day is celebrated to felicitate women and their achievements. Women have come a long way in their struggle for equality, but there is still a long distance to cover. This year, the theme for Women's Day is 'Be Bold for Change.' And to encourage women to be bolder, stronger and more powerful in all spheres of life. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The world has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation may feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so each year the world inspires women and celebrates their achievements.
In one step ahead each year Niyatee Foundation is also celebrated Women's Day with great enthusiasm. To recognize the women this year we have celebrate the day with the women from the urban slum and felicitate their work with a token of love and appreciation. Hundreds of women gather to celebrate the occasion.