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IN History & Culture ON 07 Mar, 2016
March 8 of every year is celebrated as the International Women's Day around the world. Achievements of the women clan are sung, their progress in various fields is brought into notice and womanhood is celebrated. But did you know when it all began? And how, and where?
Here's all that you want to know about International Women's Day!
Hundreds of women marched through the streets of New York City on 8th of March, 1908.
Better working conditions, the right to vote and higher salaries.
The very next year, the US government declared 8th of March Women's Day in the US.
In 1910, during the second International Conference of Working Women in Denmark, working women from all over the world raised the idea of international women's day.
Countries including Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland recognised March 19 as Women's day while the US continued with March 8.
Thousands of women and men participated in rallies and events in the European countries during the international women's day celebration.
Russia declared the day as their women's day too in the year 1913.
The pledge stands for gender equality and closing gender gap in social, political and economical fields. We hope women achieve all the success and rights they have been deprived of, in the coming future.