As of my last update in January 2022, the name “International Women’s Day” emerged from the labor movement in 1908 when 15,000 women marched in New York City for better working conditions and voting rights.

The idea to make it an international event came from Clara Zetkin, a communist activist, at an International Conference of Working Women in 1910.

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, and the date of March 8th was chosen in honor of Russian women demanding “bread and peace” during a strike in 1917, which eventually led to important rights advancements.

Today, it’s celebrated globally to recognize women’s achievements and call for gender equality.

(Credit: Information sourced from BBC)

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