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International Women's Day

Common category: Author : Saravanan
Posted On : 2016-03-08 12:07:38

International women day March-8th, the global day which is to celebrate the achievements of women in every field and it denotes the vital part that she plays in everyone’s life. The world has witnessed a great change in attitude towards women’s equality and now let’s see the timeline of international women’s day

1908  - There was great unrest and many feminist started raise their voice against the oppression of women during industrial revolution. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909 -The Socialist party of America declares and the first  women’s day was observed in the United States on 28 Feb and the women celebrated on the last Sunday of Feb until 1913

1910 -The second international working women conference was held in Copenhagen. Clara Zetkin   gavethe idea of celebrating International women’s day Finnish parliament greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result

1911 - As the decision taken in 1910 International Women's Day was celebrated the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than a million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, and be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination


1913-1914- This was the world war time when Russian women the first international women’s day in the last Sunday of Feb 1913 and following that discussions are made and the IWD was transferred to March 8th .

1917 - The last Sunday of February the Russian women started a strike name “Bread and Peace “ as the response to the 2 million soldier skilled in World War  I and this was heavily protested by political leaders and the strike continued for four days.

1975 - In 1975 UN celebrated its first International women’s day. Then in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.

2001 - The website was launched to reenergize International women’s day with acted as the global platform to celebrated women achievements

2011 - This year saw the centenary of women’s day celebrations.  In the United Kingdom,celebrity activist Annie Lennox lead a superb march across one of London's iconic bridges raising awareness in support for global charity Women for Women International. Further charities such as Oxfam have run extensive activity supporting IWD and many celebrities and business leaders also actively support the day

2016 - Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”is the main theme of this year’s international women’s day celebration. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda.

The story of women struggle for equality belongs to every woman in this planet and this IWD calls for gender parity to prevail all over the world. She who has the power of creation in this world and it’s our duty to hail and appreciate every woman on their achievements. Happy Women’s Day to All.

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3 years ago

Be proud as a women.This article is absolutely too good.


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