Origin of Women's Day
On the website of the United Nations introducing the International Women's Day, the origin of the "March 8" International Women's Day is attributed to a series of major events of women's movement in the early 20th century, including:
In 1909, the American Socialists designated February 28 as the National Women's Day; In 1910, at the Second International Copenhagen Conference, more than 100 women representatives from 17 countries, led by Clara Caitkin, planned to establish the International Women's Day, but no exact date was set; On March 19, 1911, more than 1 million women in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland gathered to celebrate International Women's Day; On the last Sunday of February 1913, Russian women celebrated their International Women's Day by demonstrating; On March 8, 1914, women in many European countries held anti-war demonstrations; On March 8, 1917 (February 23, Russian calendar), in order to commemorate the nearly 2 million Russian women killed in the First World War, Russian women held a strike, marking the beginning of the "February Revolution". Four days later, the czar was forced to abdicate, and the interim government announced that women would be granted the right to vote.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a series of socialist feminist movements in Europe and the Americas jointly contributed to the birth of the "March 8" International Women's Day.
About Women's Day
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International Women's Day (IWD), also known as "International Women's Day", "38 Women's Day" and "38 Women's Day", is a festival set up on March 8 every year to celebrate women's important contributions and great achievements in economic, political and social fields. The main representatives are Clara Caitkin, He Xiangning, Jin Xueshu, etc.
In different regions, the focus of celebration is different, from the general celebration of respect, appreciation and love for women to the celebration of women's achievements in the economic, political and social fields. Since this festival was a political event initiated by socialist feminists at the beginning, it is integrated with the culture of many countries, mainly in socialist countries.
International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. On this day, women's achievements were recognized, regardless of their nationality, nationality, language, culture, economic status and political position. Since its inception, International Women's Day has opened a Xintiandi for women in developed and developing countries. The growing international women's movement has been strengthened through the four United Nations global conferences on women's issues. The commemoration of International Women's Day has become a rallying point for women's rights and women's participation in political and economic affairs.
DIMEX wish all women Happy Women's Day!