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International Women's day

March 8th, Worldwide

Originally called International Working Women's day. It's a celebration of respect and apreciation and love for a women, to celebrate women's economic,social and political achievements. This holyday is in many countrys but it started in Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet bloc. Nowadays this celebration has become more like ocasion for men to express their love for women than a cele with a political flavour. Now in many regions is more like mixture of Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day.

Women on all continents come together to celebrate their day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

For the first time International Women's day was marked in Austria, Denmark,Switzerland and Germany where more than one million women and men attended rallies. To the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded the right to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.

Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913 that was a part of the peace movement brewing on the eve of World War I.They again chose the last Sunday in February to strike for bread and peace, when in the war died 2 million russian soldiers. That historic Sunday was on 23 February on the Julian calendar-in use in Russia, but on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar - elsewhere. Since those years, 8 of Mrch has become a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike.

The new millennium has witnessed a huge change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation thinks that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy.

However a huge improvements have been made, we do have many female astronauts and prime ministers , young girls are welcomed in the university, today women can have great oportunitys, great choices, they can work and have a family, and overall they can have a power.


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