You have most likely heard about International Women’s Day, and you are wondering what the day is all about and what you can do to embrace it. The history of the day spans over a century, and it is celebrated on March 8 every year. While International Women’s Day is marked in different ways in different cultures, it basically involves recognizing the achievements and the struggles of women all over the world.
Below are some important facts you should know about International Women’s Day.
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is a global day set aside for celebrating the political, cultural, and social achievements of women. It is celebrated annually on March 8th. On this day, people come together to celebrate the achievements of women and even push for equality in society.
The History of The International Women’s Day
The earliest observance of a Women’s Day was organized in New York City by the Socialist Party of America on February 28, 1909, at the suggestion of human rights activist Theresa Milkier. During the International Socialist Conference held in Copenhagen in August 1910, German delegates, led by Clara Zetkin and Kate Dunker proposed the establishment of a Women’s Day. All the delegates- a hundred women from 17 countries- agreed with the idea as one of the strategies to promote equal rights, including universal suffrage.
The following year on February 19th, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark. On the last Saturday of February 1913, women in Russia observed their first International Women’s Day. In the year 1914, the International Women’s Day in Germany was observed on March 8, and since then, it is held on March 8 in all countries and cultures that observe it.
Due to its perceived ties with communism and socialism, International Women’s Day did not catch on in the US as it did in other countries. However, recent marketing campaigns have successfully brought it into the American culture in a less political form.
Traditions of the International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is not specific to any organization, country, or group. No government, corporation, charity, or institution is responsible for it. The day belongs to everyone everywhere. Therefore, there are no rules about what should be done to mark it, and therefore, you are free to do whatever you can to acknowledge the achievements of women and push for equality. In 1975, International Women’s become a truly global day when the United Nations officially started celebrating March 8th as the International Women’s Day. It is now celebrated in over 100 countries. About 25 countries have already made it an official holiday. Some of the ways in which the day is celebrated include:
Holding protests and parties to raise awareness on equality and celebrate the achievement of women in general
Exchanging flowers and gifts
This year, the day will be celebrated amid the COVID 19 pandemics, and therefore, the UN’s official observance of the International Women’s Day will focus on how an equal future can be achieved in a COVID 19 world.
Peculiar Challenges That Women Face
Compared to the status of inequality a century back, it is fair to say that the world has made tremendous progress insofar as gender parity is concerned. Indeed, women can now go to universities and take careers of their choice. For instance, more and more women are now making a living in politics, science, law, diplomacy, technology, engineering, business, and so on. Unfortunately, on average, women still earn significantly less than men. Besides, the burden of taking care of families still falls disproportionately on women’s shoulders. Therefore, although there is a lot to celebrate on this year’s women’s day, women still face a lot of challenges, and it is important to acknowledge them.
How SpotyPal Can Help
If you are looking for a women’s day gift for a special woman in your life, then SpotyPal is an excellent choice. SpotyPal is a Bluetooth item finder that is primarily designed to help users find missing everyday items with ease. However, unlike other item finders, SpotyPal has several features that make it really special and useful for women. Some of its unique features include:
Last Seen Location
The modern woman has a lot to do in a day, and therefore, it is not uncommon for women to get overwhelmed and end up misplacing everyday items, such as keys and TV remotes, among others. Some people even forget where they parked their vehicles. But by attaching a SpotyPal device on these items, finding them can be a little bit easier. If an item on which the device is attached goes missing, the user can simply use the map on her SpotyPal application to find its last known location.
Two Way Separation Alert
In addition to making it easier for users to find missing or misplaced items, SpotyPal’s two-way separation alert can help users avoid losing everyday items. For instance, if a user forgets her phone on a restaurant’s table, the SpotyPal device attached to her keys will ring to alert her before she gets out of the restaurant. Similarly, if she forgets and leaves behind the items on which the SpotyPal device is attached, the phone will ring to alert her before getting out of range. Therefore, the device will save your special woman the time lost looking for lost items.
When a woman loses something, trying to find it on her own can be quite stressful. This is a problem that SpotyPal has attempted to solve by introducing the crowd finding feature. This feature allows a user to report the issues of lost items to the crowd-finding community. By doing so, other SpotyPal users can join in the search, which can significantly increase the odds of finding the lost item.
The panic button is a safety and security feature. It can help a user to seek help when she finds herself in trouble. For instance, if an elderly woman spends a lot of time alone at home, the panic button can help her alert a predefined contact in case of an accident. Similarly, if a woman is walking alone late in the evening and notices that someone is following her, she can simply press the panic button to ask for help without putting herself in danger. Therefore, in addition to making your special woman’s life easier, a SpotyPal device will make her feel safer.