International Women's Day 2018: Five Things You Need To Know

New York, NY, March 06, 2018: Wednesday, 8 March is International Women's Day, an event held around the globe to memorialize the struggle for women's rights.

Here are five facts about the day:

  1. Initially called International Working Women's Day, it was first celebrated on Feb 28, 1909, in NY In remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Union of Women's Wear Workers, when 15, 000 employees, including many immigrants, marched throughout the city's lower east side to demand political and social rights.
  2. The first International Day of the Modern Woman was held in 1914, five years after its creation on March 8. The day was chosen because it was Sunday, which the majority of women would have off work permitting them to participate in marches along with other events and was celebrated on that date ever since.
  3. The day was declared national vacation in the Soviet Union in 1917 and was mostly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist nations until it was adopted by the UN in 1977.
  4. Since 1996, the UN has assigned a theme to each IWD. This year's theme is Press For Progress. In accordance with the UN, it's a day when females are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
  5. The day is now a formal vacation in several nations including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam and Zambia and for females only in nations including China, Madagascar and Nepal.

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