Tuesday, 7 March 2017

International Women's Day: How The Day Has Evolved

International Women's Day: How The Day Has Evolved (विकसित)

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women and their achievements(उपलब्धियां) . It is also a reminder of the many obstacles(बाधाएं) women faced and how they excelled(उत्कृष्टता) despite(बावजूद) the hurdles. Women today occupy important positions in all walks of life. They have made their contribution in all arenas(रंगभूमि), they are challenging the social norms and trying to shatter the elusive(मायावी) glass ceiling(अधिकतम सीमा). But it was a different story in the past. Women didn't enjoy the freedom they do now. Many weren't allowed to study, go to work or even vote.

Here's a brief timeline of how International Women's Day evolved over the years:

1909: The day was first observed in United States on February 28. The Socialist Part of America designated the day in honour of the garment workers' strike in New York in 1908, where women protested for better pay and shorter working hours.

1913-14: Women's day became a mechanism to protest war. Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last day of February to protest World War I. Women in Europe held rallies on March 8 to express solidarity with peace activists.

1975: United Nations began celebrating the day on March 8. 1975 was United Nations' International Women's Year.

2011: Former US President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Women's History Month to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women and honour their role in shaping a nation's history.

The theme for International Women's Day 2017 is 'Be Bold for Change'. The campaign calls on people to work towards a better working world - a more gender inclusive world.

Things may be far from ideal for women but as long as people continue to fight for equality, there is hope.

Definitions of evolve 


develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.
the company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer
give off (gas or heat).
Tertiary amines dissolve in nitrous acid without evolving any gas.
synonyms: develop, progress, advance, mature, grow, expand, spread, alter, change, transform, adapt, metamorphose, transmogrify


Definitions of obstacle


a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress.
the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money
synonyms: barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, obstruction, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, catch, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent, complication, difficulty, problem, disadvantage, curb, check, fly in the ointment, monkey wrench (in the works)

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