Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day!

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. However, this holiday is of great importance in the history of the struggle for the independence of women.

The idea of ​​holding an international women's day belongs to the activist of the German labor movement Clara Zetkin. On August 26-27, 1910, she performed her speech at the second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen (Denmark) with a proposal to establish a day of international protest of the proletariat against the political lack of rights of workers, as a way of agitating for the idea of ​​equal rights for women in all areas of social and public life, and to hold it annually on the same day in different countries. More than 100 women from 17 countries participating in the conference supported Zetkin's initiative. However, a specific date for the celebration has not been set.

The tradition of holding the holiday on March 8 began to be strengthened everywhere after in 1914 the women of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, the USA and other countries held protests of solidarity on this very day. It is generally accepted that the date was chosen to commemorate the major strikes of textile workers in the United States, held on March 8 in 1857 and 1908.

In 1972, the UN drew the attention of the world community to the problems of women: on December 18, the General Assembly of the organization adopted a resolution according to which 1975 was declared the International Year of Women.

On December 16, 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which it proclaimed the Day of the Fight for Women's Rights and invited states to celebrate it on any day in accordance with traditions and customs. On November 28, 1978, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the 20th session of the General Conference proposed that March 8 be celebrated as International Women's Day.

As part of the celebration of International Women's Day, the achievements of women are celebrated regardless of nationality, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences. Today, this is primarily a women's holiday, during which love and respect for a woman are glorified, and the women receives gifts from relatives and colleagues.

Congratulations to the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity on the holiday! We sincerely wish you a peaceful sky above your head, simple happiness, an ordinary miracle and sound health! More beautiful and wonderful moments!