March 8: International Women’s Rights Day
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Background: March 8 has been declared as the Day of Women’s Rights and International Peace by the United Nations.
The origins of the holiday go back to March 1857, when worker women demonstrated in New York to demand equal working rights, a shortening of the working day, and better working conditions. On March 8, 1908, a demonstration took place again, in New York, in which 15 thousand women participated, demanding not only labor rights but also the right to vote. In 1909, the Socialist Party of the USA declared the last Sunday of February as National Women’s Day. In 1910, Clara Zetkin proposed to declare March 8 as an International Women’s Day.
Source: From CivilNet .
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