International Women’s Day: A Day and A Night For You

Women have always had it harder than men, not only in their lifetimes but also in historical recognition. Despite social pressures based on gender alone, great women have consistently and grandly contributed to the world.
We celebrate International Women’s Day every year but how did it all started?

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the scope of International Women’s Day celebrations varies from general celebration of appreciation, respect and love towards women for their achievements.

The earliest Women’s Day was observed in 1909 in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union. In the West, International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the member states were invited by the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for  world peace and women’s rights.

The United Nations started the adoption of an annual theme in 1996.

Official UN Themes for International Women’s Day

1996 Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
1997 Women and the Peace Table
1998 Women and Human Rights
1999 World Free of Violence Against Women
2000 Women Uniting for Peace
2001 Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
2002 Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
2003 Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
2004 Women and HIV/AIDS 2005 Gender Equality Beyond
2005; Building a More Secure Future
2006 Women in Decision-making
2007 Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls
2008 Investing in Women and Girls
2009 Women and Men United to End Violence Against Women and Girls
2010 Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All
2011 Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women
2012 Empower Rural Women, End Poverty and Hunger
2013 A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women
2014 Equality for Women is Progress for All
2015 Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
2016 Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality
2017 Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030


The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”


AYZA’s Special for All Women for Your Special Day & Night!

NYC’s working women have it as hard as men, if not harder. To survive, one should take some time and enjoy. Therefore, we have a special night for ladies, come to AYZA for Tuesday Girls’ Night Out. For International Women’s Day we extend it to Wednesday, March 8 for you!

Our formula involves three things: wine (or cocktails if you prefer), chocolate and your girlfriends. As a full-fledged wine bar, AYZA offers with our wide selection fine wine, but we also make a memorable chocolate martini.

Make a reservation for Women’s Day and AYZA will cap off your evening with a complimentary Chocolate Shot and a Belgian Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

Happy International Women’s Day!