Observance of International Women’s Day

Next Sunday, March 8th is International Women’s Day.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation wishes all women and girls around the world a Happy International Women’s Day!  This day has been designated for the observance of women worldwide, especially those who work toward creating a better world in which all humankind may live.

International Women’s Day was originally referred to as International Working Women’s Day.  It was intended to be a celebration to show appreciation, respect and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.  As early as the year 1909, this day was celebrated in New York City.

More than a century since, the women in New York City have celebrated this day, and now women around the world will observe International Women’s Day in some form or fashion to celebrate what began long before any of them existed.  International Women’s Day was actually first celebrated on March 19, 1911.  By 1945, the day was celebrated in all socialist countries in Europe.  The United Nations decided to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, which was during the International Women’s Year.

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