On International Women’s Day, the ECHRD stresses the importance of appreciating and celebrating women’s efforts and active role in various areas of life, affirming its appreciation for women in their various roles in life, and the great social, political and economic achievements they have made and are still making in the global community. This is to abolish the marginalization of the role that women play in the progress and development of society, and to recognize all the efforts that women make in various aspects of life.
The ECHRD also wishes to point out the need to promote gender equality and achieve a gender-equal world free of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination, and to value and celebrate difference, and to be fair to women at all levels and equal to men in terms of rights and duties, as well as the need to highlight women’s role as effective leaders in society and makers of real change affecting different forms of life.
In this context, we point out that International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. It became official in 1975 when the United Nations began celebrating this day and choosing a different theme for it each year. International Women’s Day has become a date to celebrate women’s achievements in society and in political and economic fields, while its political roots are based on the idea of strikes and protests organized to spread awareness about the persistence of inequality between men and women