The 8th March is International Women’s Day.
On this day there is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The idea to make the day international came from a woman called Clara Zetkin. She suggested the idea in 1910 at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. There were 100 women there, from 17 countries, and they agreed on her suggestion unanimously.
It was first celebrated in 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
Things were made official in 1975 when the United Nations started celebrating the day. The first theme adopted by the UN (in 1996) was “Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future”.
This year is marked by the slogans #IWD2021 and #ChoosetoChallenge
International Women’s Day is a national holiday in many countries, including Russia where the sales of flowers doubles during the three or four days around 8 March.
In this quiz you will come across a broad range of facts and figures concerning women’s achievements and challenges.
Do you know how many female pilots there are ? What is the global fertility rate ? How many months of the year do women work for free ?
Be prepared to be surprised.
Int. Women’s Day Quiz