LAHORE: The world is celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday to commemorate the movement of women’s rights.
In 1910, International Women’s Conference suggested March 8 to be celebrated as International Women’s Day.
The people around the world including politicians, celebrities, athletes, and organisations shared their messages regarding the day.
The government of Pakistan paid tribute to the extraordinary efforts of women who have been struggling hard since ever.
Govt of Pakistan wishes International Women’s Day.
The best time to honor the extraordinary efforts of women who have been struggling hard since ever. This day signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.#InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/PYsUiMcHpL
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) March 8, 2018
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted today we celebrate the services, and contributions of our women that they are making for the development of Pakistan.
Today we celebrate the services, and contributions of our women that they are making for the development of Pakistan. Their struggles & stories are a source of inspiration. They are the linchpin of progress the country has made over the last seven decades. #InternationalWomensDay
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) March 8, 2018
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated we are proud of role and contributions of our women in uniform, back home and especially the ones who belong to martyrs’ families.
“We are proud of role and contributions of our women in uniform, back home and especially the ones who belong to martyrs’ families. The great Pakistani women have a role and responsibility towards progress of Pakistan” COAS.https://t.co/Mp7vviW74I#IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/8wECY5PhbW
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 8, 2018
UN Women shared the quotations of its Goodwill Ambassadors including Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, and Nicole Kidman and urged women to support each other.
Need some #MondayMotivation ahead of Int’l #WomensDay? Check out some of our Goodwill Ambassadors speaking up for gender equality!#TimeIsNow to join them: https://t.co/w0kSvO7v1v #IWD2018 @EmmaWatson @FarOutAkhtar pic.twitter.com/Hl1VY7cVlM
— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 5, 2018
Happy International #WomensDay! #TimeIsNow to support each other, believe in each other & encourage each other to speak up for rights & gender equality! https://t.co/Non0GlY9S5 #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/kJJ0zBF1Oy
— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 8, 2018
The inspirational story of a woman selling newspapers for 40 years on a bike was shared.
It’s been 40 years since i have been selling newspapers. I even learned how to ride a bike on my own. Many politicians promised to help mebut they never did but I don’t really care. There are other people who need more help!She surely is #Pakistan ‘s brave woman! #WomensDay ?? pic.twitter.com/pnr3id2Wcf
— Arz-e-Pakistan (@Arze_Pakistan) March 7, 2018
International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to the women cricketers.
— ICC (@ICC) March 8, 2018
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari urged Pakistan to build a strong country with women leading from the front.
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) March 7, 2018
Mushaal Mullick shared her video message telling the world about brave Kashmiri women.
#IslamEmpowersWomen #InternationalWomensDay #Kashmiri women the #bravest in the world @UNHumanRights @unwomen_pak @unwomenindia @UNWomenUK @unwomenasia Empowered women must become a voice for suppressed women of the world, only then can celebration be justified pic.twitter.com/ssJRsqr8SG
— Mushaal Hussein Mullick (@MushaalMullick) March 7, 2018
Social activist and UN GoodWill Ambassador Muniba Mazari urged the women to stay strong.
— Muniba Mazari (@muniba_mazari) March 8, 2018
PTI leader Shireen Mazari saluted the women everywhere in the world.
Saluting women everywhere and praying for those suffering repression, the trials and tribulations of war, disease and misogyny. We are resilient mothers, daughters, wives & so much more.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) March 8, 2018
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma stated every step makes a difference when you believe in something strongly.
Every step makes a difference when you believe in something strongly and do your bit. It might not show immediately but the results do create a ripple and an impact. To all the women fighting for what they believe in, don’t give up !! Happy #WomensDay ?✨?
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 8, 2018
TV anchor Nadia Mirza wrote that if you want us to believe that you have been born n raised in the arms of a queen, treat your woman like a princess.
If you want us to believe that you have been born n raised in the arms of a Queen treat your woman like a Princess. And If you want your daughter to be treated like a Princess treat her mother like a Queen. #WomensDay2018 #WomensDay
— Nadia Mirza (@nadia_a_mirza) March 8, 2018