Many of us celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) but don’t know how it started. Here is a brief history on how it started.
The International Women’s Day was reorganized by United Nations to become an annual event in 1908.
This was after a group of 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding for a right to vote their leaders, a better pay and shorter working hours.
A lady named Clara Zetkin suggested that women should be reorganized globally at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910.
The first event was held in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. And later spread to the whole world.
This years Women’s day Celebration will be under a theme #ChoosetoChallenge and will be held on Monday, 8 March 2021.