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How International Women’s Day Started

International Women’s Day will be celebrated tomorrow, March 8th.  If you are wondering how it got started, here’s a brief history.

In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Women’s Day was observed across the United States in 1909 on February 28th.

The following year at the second International Conference of Working Women, held in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin, the leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for a shorter working day, better pay and voting rights. The proposal met with unanimous consent and International Women’s Day was born

Stop by the International Women’s Day site to learn about their campaign to promote International Women’s Day, their upcoming events and to avail yourself of the resources they have posted.

Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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