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International Women’s Day is a globally recognized occasion that has been making headlines and sparking conversations for over a century. This special day, which falls on the 8th of March each year, is a testament to the remarkable strides that women have made towards equality and empowerment.
The origins of this momentous day can be traced back to 1908 when 15,000 women took to the streets of New York City to demand better working conditions, equal pay, and the right to vote. A year later, the Socialist Party of America declared the first National Woman’s Day.
Since then, International Women’s Day has been celebrated in numerous countries worldwide, with the first official celebrations taking place in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland in 1911. The centenary of this groundbreaking event was marked in 2011, and this year, we are proud to celebrate the 111th International Women’s Day.
While there is no equivalent International Men’s Day, this day is a significant opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible achievements of women across the globe. From groundbreaking female scientists to trailblazing politicians and activists, this day serves as a powerful reminder of the remarkable contributions that women have made to society.