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Behind the History of International Women’s Day

​International Women‘s Day is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also a reminder of the many obstacles women faced and how they excelled despite the hurdles.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is ‘BE BOLD FOR CHANGE’. The campaign calls on people to work towards a better working world a more gender Inclusive world.

 

History of International Women’s Day

1909: The day was first observed in United States on February 28. The Socialist Part of America desiqnated the day In honour of the qarment workers’ strike in New York in 1908, where women protested for better pay and shorter working hours.

1913: Women’s Day became a mechanism to protest against the war. Russian women £observed their first International Women’s Day on the last day of February to protest against World War |. Women in Europe held rallies on March 8 to express solidarity with peace activists. 

1975: United Nations began celebrating the day 0 March 8, 1975. 

2011: Former US President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Women’s History Month to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women and honor their role in shaping a nation’s history. 

 

Do you know the reason for celebrating International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Countries Celebrating International Women’s Day :

More than 100 countries are celebrating IWD and its an official holiday in majority of countries.


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