International women day March-8th, the global day which is to celebrate the achievements of women in every field and it denotes the vital part that she plays in everyoneâ€™s life. The world has witnessed a great change in attitude towards womenâ€™s equality and now letâ€™s see the timeline of international womenâ€™s day
1908 - There was great unrest and many feminist started raise their voice against the oppression of women during industrial revolution. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
1909 -The Socialist party of America declares and the first womenâ€™s day was observed in the United States on 28 Feb and the women celebrated on the last Sunday of Feb until 1913
1910 -The second international working women conference was held in Copenhagen. Clara Zetkin gavethe idea of celebrating International womenâ€™s day Finnish parliament greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result
1911 - As the decision taken in 1910 International Women's Day was celebrated the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than a million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, and be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination
1913-1914- This was the world war time when Russian women the first international womenâ€™s day in the last Sunday of Feb 1913 and following that discussions are made and the IWD was transferred to March 8th .
1917 - The last Sunday of February the Russian women started a strike name â€śBread and Peace â€ś as the response to the 2 million soldier skilled in World War I and this was heavily protested by political leaders and the strike continued for four days.
1975 - In 1975 UN celebrated its first International womenâ€™s day. Then in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Womenâ€™s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.
2001 - The Internationalwomensday.com website was launched to reenergize International womenâ€™s day with acted as the global platform to celebrated women achievements
2011 - This year saw the centenary of womenâ€™s day celebrations. In the United Kingdom,celebrity activist Annie Lennox lead a superb march across one of London's iconic bridges raising awareness in support for global charity Women for Women International. Further charities such as Oxfam have run extensive activity supporting IWD and many celebrities and business leaders also actively support the day
2016 - Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equalityâ€ťis the main theme of this yearâ€™s international womenâ€™s day celebration. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda.
The story of women struggle for equality belongs to every woman in this planet and this IWD calls for gender parity to prevail all over the world. She who has the power of creation in this world and itâ€™s our duty to hail and appreciate every woman on their achievements. Happy Womenâ€™s Day to All.