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Know The History Of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is observed in different nations all over the world. It is a day when females are acknowledged for their accomplishments without regard to classifications, whether ethnic, national, cultural, linguistic, political, or economic. International Women’s Day first surfaced up from the activities of labor campaigns at the beginning of the 20th century across Europe and in North America.

International Women’s Day

Since the beginning of the 20th century, International Women’s Day has assumed a new worldwide dimension for females in developing and developed nations in a similar way. The increasing international movement of women, which has been reinforced by 4 global women’s conferences of United Nations, has assisted make the celebration a main factor to build support for women’s participation and rights in the economic and political realms.

In 1909, the first nationwide Woman’s Day was celebrated on 28 February in the United States. The Socialist Party of America elected this day in honor of the strike in 1908 by the garment workers in New York, where females protested in opposition to working conditions.

In 1917, females in Russia against the background of the war elected to strike and protest on the last Sunday in February for “Bread and Peace.” The last Sunday on the Gregorian calendar fell on 8 March. After 4 Days, the Czar stepped down and the state government gave females the right to vote.

In 2014, the CSW58 (58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women) aimed on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Accredited NGOs and the UN entities from all over the world took the pile of remaining challenges as well as the so-far progress towards meeting the 8 MDGs (Millennium Development Goals). The MDGs have played a significant role in getting the resources for and attention on women’s empowerment and gender equality.