On Tuesday, Mar 8, Google boasted a Women's Day doodle, which heralds the importance of access for women to education, training and science and technology. The doodle portrayed a lady doctor and woman with graduation cap. The aptly painted Women's Day doodle announces the need women empowerment.
The International Women's Day (IWD) is globally celebrated on Mar 8 every year. In many countries including Afghanistan, Cuba, Russia, Women's Day is celebrated as a national holiday. Many social welfare organizations conduct thousands of events throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
The day was commemorated for the first time on 19 Mar 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year. In 1977, United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.
UN Women, the UN entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, selected the 2011 International Women"s Day (IWD 2011) theme as, "Equal Access to Education, Training and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women."
On clicking the Women's Day doodle, Google will guide you to their special web page designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Google has been conducting "Join Women on the Bridge" event in various cities all over the world.
"We invite you to join tens of thousands of people coming together on bridges all over the world -- from the Millennium Bridge in London, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the Grand Barriere Bridge joining Rwanda and Congo -- to show your support for women's causes and celebrate women's achievements," Google said in its web page.
On the special web page, users can find a bridge event near to their locality and can participate in it. Also Google helps users to conduct bridge event and to invite others to join the event using their Event Toolkit that includes assets such as hand held banners, online banners or posters etc. The Google web page also helps the users to donate for women's empowerment, economic security, education, equality and leadership, health and safety.
We at OneIndia wish all our readers a 'Happy Women's Day'.