International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8th. This is a day for international recognition of women’s economic, political and social achievements.
The celebration began in 1857 in New York when one of the first protests of women working in textile factories was organized. They demanded equal rights with men, reduced working hours and improved working conditions.
In 1909, the American Socialist Party proclaimed 28 February as National Women’s Day. Until 1913, the Americans marked it last Sunday in February. On August 27, 1910, the first international women’s conference organized by the Socialist International was held in Copenhagen. At the …read more