In December of 1948, the United nations General Assembly put forth 30 articles that cover everything from rights to education, freedom, health, and more. Since this event, these articles have served to help protect civilians in time of war or dictatorship, to help bring POW’s home, and to ensure that people everywhere are allowed to live in liberty and safety.
On March 8, 1977, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming the need for each member State to celebrate, in accordance with its historical and national traditions, a UN Women’s rights day. At present, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 almost everywhere in the world, and in some countries it is even considered a legal holiday.
In Romania, Women’s Day is also called Mother’s Day (even if Mother’s Day is a different celebration under the law, being celebrated on the first Sunday of May). Nevertheless; in Romania, as in all the other ex-communist countries, Women’s / Mother’s Days remains an important celebration, honouring women/mothers.
This celebration gives men the opportunity of express their appreciation for their mothers, wives or colleagues; they offer them flowers, whereas children offer their mothers cards containing their most affectionate wishes. (source)
According to https://www.internationalwomensday.com, in an attempt to help forge a more gender-balanced world, this year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter . If you want to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality, check out the website and get involved.