International Women's Day 2020
28 February 2020
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the collaborative achievements of women throughout history. With the first IWD event held in 1911, this celebration has been going on for over a century and belongs to all groups working towards equality and human rights.
The theme for 2020 is ‘Each for Equal’. We are each responsible for our own thoughts and actions – this year’s theme is about using those thoughts and actions to challenge stereotypes, bias, educate ourselves and improve situations for everyone in our community.
No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.
International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength.