WHY DO WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, HISTORY: 8 MARCH 2021

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, HISTORY: 8 MARCH 2021

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, HISTORY BEHIND: 8 MARCH 2021

The aim of International Women's Day (2021) is to promote feminist ideals and to fully embrace womanhood. This is also an occasion to honour women's great accomplishments and significant contributions to society.

The concept of International Women’s Day emerged in the early 1900s when there was widespread concern and debate among women against oppression and inequality. In 1908, 15,000 women lined up in New York, demanding hours of work, better wages, and the right to vote. The Socialist Party of America celebrated the first National Women's Day in the United States on February 28, 1909. Women continued to celebrate it on the last Sunday in February until 1913. 

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At the same time, the Second International Conference on Women was held in 1910. Zetkin, who heads the Women’s Table of the German Social Democratic Party, is proposing International Women’s Day in Copenhagen, Denmark. I recommend. More than 100 women from 17 countries in total welcomed Zetkin’s proposal on behalf of trade unions, socialist and active women’s groups.
On March 9, 1911, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than one million men and women participate in campaigns to empower women, vote, train, hold public office, and eliminate discrimination.

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Less than a week later, on March 25, a Western factory fire broke out in New York and killed more than 140 women and girls, mostly Italian and Jewish immigrants. In the United States, domestic work and labour law received great attention and became an upcoming event for International Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, in Russia, on the eve of World War I, women celebrated the first International Women’s Day. February 23, the last Sunday in February, "bread and peace" strike to protest the deaths of more than 2 million Russian soldiers. According to the Gregorian calendar, the date is February 23 in the Julian calendar that was used at that time in Russia. Since then, it has become International Women’s Day, as many women across Europe protested on this day and began to convey their demands.

At the United Nations, the celebrations were first held in 1975, and in December 1977, the United Nations General Assembly convened the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Women and the Member States at any time of the year, according to its history. and history. National traditions. He decided to declare a day of peace.

In 1996, the United Nations announced its first annual theme. “Remembering the Past and Shaping the Future,” then “Women at the Peace Table” in 1997. There were new songs every year, “Women and Human Rights” in 1998, and “Women in the World Are Not”. With the global crisis.” In 1999, Long-term campaign themes included #ChooseToChallenge, #achforEqual, #BalanceforBetter, #PressforProgress, #BeBoldforChange, #PlaforforParity, #MakeItHappen, #TheGenderAgenda and others.

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TOPIC: WHY DO WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, HISTORY BEHIND: 8 MARCH 2021

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