Happy International Women's Day

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    Happy International Women's Day!

    I would like to point out that today is National Women's Day across the whole world.

    How it all started? It’s difficult to say exactly when IWD (as it’s known) began. Its roots can be traced to 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours.

    A year later, the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the US on 28 February in accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

    "In 1911, it was celebrated for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March."

    In 1910, a woman called Clara Zetkin – leader of the ‘women’s office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany – tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. She suggested that every country should celebrate women on one day every year to push for their demands.
    A conference of more than 100 women from 17 countries agreed to her suggestion and IWD was formed. In 1911, it was celebrated for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19.
    In 1913, it was decided to transfer IWD to March 8, and it has been celebrated on that day ever since. The day was only recognised by the United Nations in 1975, but ever since it has created a theme each year for the celebration.

    It is celebrated to hopefully bring full-gender equality! I am a male and I do celebrate this day as I see that all women are equal and deserve to be treated equal.

    Source: Telegraph
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