International Women's Day
When is International Women's Day? This event is always observed on March 8
Today is International Women’s Day, a March 8 holiday. The United Nations sponsors this worldwide event. However, the UN did not originate this special celebration. The roots of this celebration go back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. It grew from women’s socialist movements and early women’s trade union groups. In those early days, it was called International Working Women’s Day.
The first celebration was held on March 19, 1911. Women socialists and trade unions held an earlier Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February 1908. The event grew from there and has been celebrated annually since. The focus is on women workers and advancing women’s rights in the workforce, politics, and society.
Nowadays, the goals are to promote and celebrate women’s cultural, political, and social issues and accomplishments.
How to Participate in International Women's Day
- Support women’s rights movements and organizations.
- Play an active role in supporting women’s rights.
- Take part in rallies, seminars or speeches and talks on this day.
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History and Origin of International Women's Day
This holiday originated in 1909 as National Women’s Day. The title evolved over the years and the day was changed a few times. Now is it referred to as International Women’s Day?
This event was originally organized by the Socialist Party of America. It is now a UN-sponsored day.
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