International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. It is the focal point in the movement for women’s rights.After the Socialist party of America organised  a  women’s day on the 28th of  February 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested for a Women’s day to be held annually. After women gained attestation in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became the  national date of Women’s day. The day was then mainly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was espoused in 1975, by the United Nations.

Today International Women’s day is a public holiday for some countries and ignored elsewhere. In some places it is a day of protest in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

International women’s day is when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of Women.

Internationally, purple is a colour for symbolising women. Historically, the combination of purple, green and white to symbolise  women’s equality originated from the Women’s social and Political Union in the U.K in 1908.







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