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  • Arushi Choudhury

International Women's Day

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March 8th, 2022 is served to recognize women's notable achievements and successes throughout history. The earliest movement part of International Women's Day dates back to March 8th, 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York demanding the right to vote, higher pay and condensed working hours. At the International Conference of Working Women two years later, Clara Zetkin, along with the support of 100 other women, decided to make March 8th an official, international date.

Although International Women's Day originated in the USA, the day had a profound impact in places around the world like Russia. Women in Russia demanded bread, better rights, and the ending of autocracy after a devasting time period after the war and widespread food shortages. Despite men encouraging women to stay quiet and not speak up, women in Russia continued to fight and a week later, the TSAR was overthrown, which paved the way for the creation of the Soviet Union. Additionally, Russian women gained the right to vote that same year.

The reason why many are not aware that March 8th is International Women's day is that this day was marked as an official United Nations observance recently in 1975. March 8th is a day to celebrate the successes contributed by women and to measure how far society has come, but it is also important to identify. that there are countless more steps to take to lessen the struggle for women empowerment ahead.

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