International Women’s Day: From the History of the Holiday – WZO

International Women’s Day: From the History of the Holiday

The 21st century has been marked by significant changes in the world, especially in the perception of women’s roles in society and women’s self-awareness of their status. In the past, the emphasis was on equality of voting rights with men, but now the relevant issue is the pursuit of equality in the professional sphere and […]

The 21st century has been marked by significant changes in the world, especially in the perception of women’s roles in society and women’s self-awareness of their status. In the past, the emphasis was on equality of voting rights with men, but now the relevant issue is the pursuit of equality in the professional sphere and career.

The origins of the women’s movement date back to the mid-19th century. In 1848 in the USA, representatives of the Anti-Slavery Movement, including 68 women and 32 men, adopted the Declaration of Rights of Women, which became a milestone in the history of the struggle for women’s rights in America and beyond.

March 8, like Labor Day, originated in the USA. In 1908, 15,000 women held a rally in New York demanding shorter working hours, higher wages, and voting rights.

In 1910, Clara Zetkin proposed the creation of an International Women’s Day at an international conference in Copenhagen. Since 1914, this day has been celebrated on March 8, and since 1975, declared the Year of Women by the UN, it has been recognized as International Women’s Day.

In modern times, women occupy more than 40% of the seats in the parliaments of some European countries. These figures continue to grow, demonstrating changes in the status of women in society.

We congratulate all women on International Women’s Day! We wish you joy, optimism, and a peaceful future!

8 Mar 2024
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