International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day dedicated to promoting women’s cultural, political, and social achievements. The day also serves as an opportunity to act against gender inequality around the world. Our world wouldn’t run without women (just listen to Beyonce). On this day, let them know how much you appreciate their hard work! Organizations of all sizes come together to show women just how valuable women are in today’s society.
In 2021, when is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. The achievements of women and the journey they have taken to achieve their rights in the political, cultural, and social spheres are celebrated.
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A brief history of International Women’s Day
Susan B. Anthony was an activist for women’s rights as well as a political activist. Her fight for the Fourteenth Amendment after the Civil War was aimed at granting citizenship to all naturalised and native American citizens in hope for suffrage. Despite the fourteenth amendment’s ratification in 1868, it didn’t convince the middle class. A women’s suffrage organization was founded in 1869 by Helen Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to continue fighting for the rights of women.
In the early 1900s, women experienced pay inequalities, were deprived of voting rights and were overworked. More than 15,000 women marched through New York City in 1908 to demand their rights. The Socialist Party of America declared National Women’s Day in 1909. For many years, the last Sunday of February was the occasion for this festival.
Clara Zetkin, a German suffragist and leader of the Women’s Office, organized an International Women’s Conference in August 1910. More than one million people attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland in celebration of International Women’s Day the following year. The nineteenth amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, and white women were granted the right to vote.
Voting rights were granted to women in the 1960s by the Voting Rights Act, which was the result of the liberation movement. As the internet became more prevalent, feminism and the fight against gender inequality experienced a resurgence. As we make strides toward creating an equal society, we celebrate International Women’s Day each year.
The timeline of International Women’s Day
NWSA Forms – 1869
The National Woman’s Suffrage Association was formed in 1917 by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to campaign for women’s rights.
A Day for Women – 1911
Clara Zetkin proposes an International Women’s Day celebration and from this point forward the day is regarded as a yearly event.
All Women Can Vote – 1965
The Women’s Liberation movement seeks equality for women, including their right to vote. The movement also fights for the rights of women in sports, business, and family.
New Age Feminism – 2000s
The Internet is advancing in an era that focuses feminism in a clearly defined direction.
A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
We must therefore choose to challenge.
Do you plan to help forge a world where everyone is treated equally?
Women’s achievement deserves celebration.
Confront bias with greater awareness. Take action to promote equality.
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