International Women’s Day is celebrated every March 8, a day recognized by the UN to claim women’s rights.

Each March 8th is celebrated in International Women’s Daya day recognized by the UN to claim the women’s rights as well as the equality social and labor market, eliminating all forms of discrimination, promoting their empowerment and fighting for their full participation in society.

He 8M It is celebrated in many countries around the world. and the union of millions of women from all continents, regardless of their ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences. so each one March 8th numerous place events and demonstrations around the world to commemorate this feast, celebrating the achievements of the past century and reliving all that remains to be done.

BACKGROUND OF THE WOMEN’S STRUGGLE

We can find some antecedents of the fight for the empowerment of women in society with equality with men. At the Ancient Greeceat work lysistrata of Aristophanes, the protagonist is an Athenian who led a successful sex strike against men to end war; the protest of women united as a symbol of strength. no longer French RevolutionParisians calling for “liberty, equality and fraternity” marched on Versailles to demand the woman suffrage.

1857: THE BIRTH OF 8-M?

However, the origin of Women’s Day has its origin It is in the labor movement of the 19th century. Although there are no documents to prove it, there are those who note the date of March 8, 1857 like the birth of 8M. On that day of that year, hundreds of workers took to the streets to demand improvements in working conditions equate them with those of men. These protests reportedly ended in clashes with the police.

1909: FIRST NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN THE USA

After a year of protests by textile industry workers in New York against their appalling working conditions, the February 28, 1909 proclaimed in the United States the first National Women’s Day following a statement by the American Socialist Party in honor of these women’s strike.

1910: PROCLAMATION OF 8M AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

A year later, in 1910at the II International Conference of Socialist Women gathered in Copenhagenthe demand was reiterated universal suffrage for all women and, at the suggestion of the German communist Clara Zetkin, March 8 was proclaimed International Women’s Day. A day to claim the rights of all women, including the right to vote.

1911: THE TRAGEDY THAT MARKED MODERN CELEBRATION

A tragic event marked the modern celebration of International Women’s Day. He March 25, 1911,fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York caused the death of 146 workers. As the International Labor Organization recalls, a year before the accident, the workers tried, without success, to obtain union recognition and better wages and working conditions.

The Triangle owners rejected all proposals and maintained harsh conditions: the women could not speak to the owner, they could not eat, they received low wages with long hours of work and even They worked with the doors locked.this last circumstance that caused hundreds of deaths by the fire.

1977: UN PROCLAIMS WOMEN’S DAY

Despite the demonstrations, we had to wait until 1975 so that the United Nations (UN) will celebrate the International Women’s Year. Three years later, finally The UN General Assembly proclaimed Women’s Day.

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