In honor to every woman. In honor in every woman that made the rights women enjoy today – possible. In honor to every person that helped them.
The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day”, was held on February 28, 1909, in New York City, organized by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel. In August 1910, an International Socialist Women’s Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and others proposed the establishment of an annual “Women’s Day”, although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights including suffrage for women The following year on March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honoring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Women demanded that they be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination.
As you can see, not much of this has changed.
Women fighting for their basic rights, they are looked down on, they are scrutinized for being online, made fun of because their partners are sharing pics on the interned that they were given to in confidence, covered from head to toe, stoned to death and so much more gore statistics.
Today, the struggle for equality is not essentially that different. With nearly similar demands, few places where rights are not just on paper and hope that this will be overcomed sooner rather than later, the most important thing is that together, everyone, every single person should play a part and unite to one day, make these things reality for every female.
Teach future generations to know why they give gifts to the woman in their lives. To know why women celebrate this day. To know why these events and why these upheavals in world history are so important. And most important – together with you, they are the ones that are in charge now and the ones to continue this fight.
More on this on many books and internet
For now, I am leaving you with few posters that played a key part for the women in history
(every picture belongs to the respective owners and I have no ownership for them)
Happy International Women’s Day