International Women's Day

International Women's Day or "world women's day" is celebrated throughout the world on March 8 every year. Although the International womens day (IWD) started as a political event, for the working women, it has become in many regions a celebration of respect and love towards women. Still, the original political meaning of the women's day is very relevant today in many -even supposedly advanced- cultures.

According to wikipedia, the original protests were mainly for the right to vote and to ban sex discrimination :
"The first national Women's Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. In August 1910, an International Women's Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual 'International Woman's Day' (singular) and was seconded by Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. The following year, on 18 March, 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honouring the martyrs of the Paris Commune.
Women demanded that women be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination."

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