International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th. This is a day for international recognition of women’s economic, political and social achievements.
Started only as a political event for the socialists, the holiday is gradually becoming part of the culture of many countries. In some of them, the day is losing its political color and is simply an occasion for men to express their sympathy and attention to the women around them.
In other countries, the topic of women’s political and human rights advocated by the UN is strongly advocated, and the fight for the recognition of these women’s rights around the world is viewed with responsibility and hope.
The first Women’s Day was celebrated on February 23, 1909 in the United States at the initiative of the American Socialist Party.
The idea of creating an International Women’s Day came about after the tumultuous industrialization and economic expansion of the early 20th century that triggered protests to improve working conditions.
The calendar date is associated with the first mass event of female workers, held March 8, 1857 in New York.
Women from clothing and textile companies are protesting against poor working conditions and low wages. The workers were attacked and dispersed by police. Two years later, the same month, these women formed their first labor union.
This is important for women’s rights fighters in Western Europe and the United States during the Cold War  .
Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg, 1910
In the coming years, other protests followed, the most famous of which was in 1908, when women organized a procession across New York demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.
On August 27, 1910, the first international conference of women, organized by the Socialist International, was held in Copenhagen. At the suggestion of the German socialist Clara Zetkin it is accepted: Every year in the first weeks of spring to celebrate the day of women workers and their international solidarity in order to mobilize the broad women’s masses in the fight for equality with men in all public spheres of life. The following year, International Women’s Day was celebrated by more than one million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, and in 1913 in France and Russia.
Information from https://en.wikipedia.org/
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