Significant days of MARCH



MARCH 08 International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women have captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.

People around the world are mobilizing for a future that is more equal. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo in the United States of America and its counterparts in other countries, protesting against sexual harassment and violence, such as #YoTambien in Mexico, Spain, South America and beyond, #QuellaVoltaChe in Italy, #BalanceTonPorc in France and #Ana_kaman in the Arab States; “Ni Una Menos” (‘not one less’), a campaign against femicide that originated in Argentina; and many others, on issues ranging from equal pay to women’s political representation.

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “TIME IS NOW: RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVISTS TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”.


MARCH 15 World Consumer’s Rights Day

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It was on this day in 1962 that John F Kennedy, the then President of United States addressed the issue of consumer rights and he was the first leader to raise the necessity to protect consumers rights.   Consumers International has announced that the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2018 will be ‘Making digital market places fairer’. The campaign will aim to promote digital market places that are more accessible, safer and fairer for consumers across the globe.


MARCH 21 International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.
Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Declaration, without distinction of race or any other kind. Yet racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies, and discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent. Yet racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies, and discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent.
“Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination” is the theme for 2018



MARCH 21 World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth



MARCH 22 World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.


MARCH 23 World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day is observed to highlight the contribution of Meteorological and Hydrological services for the safety and well-being of mankind. It commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. “Weather-ready, climate-smart” is the theme of World Meteorological Day, 2018.




March 24 World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the deaths of nearly 1.7 million people each year and representing the ninth leading cause of death globally.

The theme of World TB Day 2018 - “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”- focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level with Heads of State and Ministers of, but at all levels from Mayors, Governors, parliamentarians and community leaders, to people affected with TB, civil society advocates, health workers, doctors or nurses, NGOs and other partners.




MARCH 27 World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day was created by the International Theatre Institute in 1961 to celebrate theatre around the world. The goals of World Theatre Day are: (1) To promote theatre in all its forms across the world; (2) To make people aware of the value of theatre in all its forms; (3) To enable theatre communities to promote their work on a broad scale so that governments and opinion leaders are aware of the value and importance of dance in all its forms and support it.