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International Women’s Day

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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.