International Women’s Day is being celebrated today (March 8) across the globe to raise awareness about women empowerment and gender equality. Unprecedented global movements for the rights of the women and justice are being observed around the world amid startling revelations of sexual harassment. Worldwide gatherings, conferences, exhibitions, and festivals will be held today to mark the day.
International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day,”[ was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, organized by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of Theresa Malkiel. Though there have been claims that the day was commemorating a protest by women garment workers in New York on March 8, 1857, researchers have described this as a myth.
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17 August, 2019