International Women's Day 2021
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, worldwide. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
It calls for a change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. IWD has been observed since the early 1900's.
The theme of IWD 2021 is:#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021
This year’s theme asks us to take challenges for an alert and changed world where there is celebration of women’s achievements, a bias-free world and equality amongst all.
We must come together and raise our hand for gender equality as a part of human rights.
Activities related to welfare of women
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare*, Government of India provides various health care services for women’s health under RMNCH+A strategy. The strategy is continuum of care to ensure equal focus on various life stages and to provide comprehensive and integrated health services most importantly to adolescents, mothers and children.
Ministry of Women and Child Development**, Government of India promotes social and economic empowerment of women through various policies and programmes, mainstreaming gender concerns, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them realize their human rights and develop to their full potential.
To know more about Women Empowerment Schemes- click here