Press Trust of India|Nov 29, 2023
- Women’s Day 2021 Quiz: How much do you know?
Women’s Day 2021 Quiz: How much do you know?
The UN theme for women’s day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
NEW DELHI: March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s day across the world to honour the achievements of women in the social, economic, cultural and political arenas. The day calls for reflection on the progress made towards attaining gender equality and expressing solidarity with the women's rights movement. The United Nations, each year decides a special theme to spread awareness and advance gender parity worldwide. The UN theme for women’s day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
The origin of women’s day goes back to 1908 when 15,000 women held a rally in New York demanding reasonable working hours, better pay and the right to vote, BBC News reported. The women's day date, March 8 became significant only in 1917 after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia. The first international women’s day gathering was held in 1911. Since then this day has been celebrated for well over a century. In 1975, the United Nations recognised the day as the symbol of decades of women’s struggle to gain equality and adopted it as the International Women's Day.
However, problems persist. According to the UN, one in every three women experiences gender-based violence. There are 2.7 billion women around the world who have been restricted by law from getting the same choice of jobs as men. In the organised sector, 85 percent of women felt that they have missed out on raise, promotions due to their gender, a Linkedin report stated.
To spread awareness and celebrate the exemplary feats of women in India, Careers360 has put together a women’s day 2021 quiz. The questions for the quiz are primarily based on various achievements of women, their movements and other general trivia pertaining to women in India.
Test your knowledge about the incredible work done by Indian women!
Correction: Q 11 in the quiz had Option 2 as the correct answer. This was wrong and now the quiz has been updated with the correct answer.
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