International Women’s day(IWD) 

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International Women’s day(IWD) 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Society; GS-II- Polity

In News:

  • It is celebrated on the 8th of March every year to help forge a gender equal world, celebrate women’s achievements and increasing visibility. 
  • The theme of 2020 was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.
  • IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
  • The day is not country, group or organization specific – and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere

Do You Know?

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative was launched in 2015 to ensure survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child.
  • The objectives of this initiative are to prevent of gender biased sex selective elimination, and to ensure survival and protection of the girl child.
  • After the launch of the scheme, the sex ratio at birth has improved from 923 to 931

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