Event:International Women's Day 2021

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Date of event: March 08 2021

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International Women's Day 2021 is a commemoration of International Women's Day. The UN Women theme for this year is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world". This highlights the gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the UN Women statement also highlights the lack of women in government and the relative success of several nations led by women during the pandemic. It also aligns with the theme of the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It continues the Generation Equality campaign from last year, and further develops the concept with the planned Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City and Paris. [1] The International Women's Strike has also been active in parts of the world since 2017.

Wiki Meta-Commentary

English Wikipedia has highlighted International Women's Day in "On this day" on the Main Page for March 8 for every year since 2004, and a number of other language editions have done similarly. The topic is rated as a "good article" on Esperanto Wikipedia as Internacia tago de virinoj, and on Baskir Wikipedia as Халыҡ-ара ҡатын-ҡыҙҙар көнө.

English Wikipedia's "featured article" of the day is Women's poll tax repeal movement its featured list is Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award and its featured picture is File:Henry Mayer, The Awakening, 1915 Cornell CUL PJM 1176 01 - Restoration.jpg. German Wikipedia's featured article of the day is Liste der 999 Frauen des Heritage Floor.

There are a number of public Wikipedia edit-a-thon campaigns for International Women's Day and Women's History Month, which are being held virtually this year due to the pandemic, and joined efforts to build Gender gap/International Women's Day on Meta-Wiki and shared a common banner this year for the first time.

Last year's Wikispore event page is Event:International Women's Day 2020.

Aurat March 2021

Since 2018 The first Aurat March (social/political demonstration) was held being International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, since then annually held across Pakistan and feminist slogan Mera Jism Meri Marzi (My body, my choice), in demand for women's right to bodily autonomy and against gender-based violence came into vogue in Pakistan.[2][3][4]

Places and Cities

  • Islamabad
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Sukkur
  • Hyderabad


According to Hareem Fatima

  • Follow SOPs Maintain physical distancing and carry sanitizers
  • Keep hydrated
  • own posters
  • manifesto
  • speeches,
  • poems

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