Today is the annual Women's Day. The street is full of celebration banners. Many companies give women employees half-day vacations. Various cosmetics stores and clothing stores have made big discounts. Boloom also wishes all female friends here. Happy holiday.
Then do you know how women's day comes? Look down with Xiaobian!
The United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day from the International Year of Women in 1975, recognizing the tradition of ordinary women seeking equal participation in society. In 1997, the General Assembly adopted a resolution inviting each country to declare its day as a United Nations Women’s Rights and World Peace Day, in accordance with its own history and national traditions. The United Nations initiative has led to the establishment of a national legal framework for achieving gender equality and increased public awareness of the urgent need to advance the status of women in all aspects.
On March 8, 1857, a clothing and textile women workers in New York, USA, held a protest against an inhumane work environment, a 12-hour work system and a low salary. The marchers were besieged by the police and dispersed. Two years later, in March, these women organized the first trade union.
On March 8, 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City, demanding shorter working hours, higher labor compensation and the right to vote, and the prohibition of child labor. Their slogan is "bread and rose", bread symbolizes economic security, and roses symbolize a better quality of life. In May, the American Socialist Party decided to use the last Sunday of February as the National Women's Day.
Before the First World War, the shadow of war shrouded the world, and imperialism attempted to divide the colonies. In August 1910, the Second Women's Congress of International Socialists was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting was attended by representatives of 17 countries. The main issues discussed at the meeting were against the expansion of the imperialists and preparing for world peace. They also discussed the rights to protect women and children and the eight-hour working system and women's right to vote. The famous German socialist revolutionary and outstanding communist fighter Clara Zeitkin, who led the meeting, took the March 8th of each year as the World Women’s Struggle Day and was unanimously supported by the delegates. Since then, the "March 8" Women's Day has become a festival for women in the world to fight for their rights and fight for liberation. In 1917, Russian women called for a strike on February 23 to demand "bread and peace" to protest against the harsh working environment and food shortage. This day, the Julian calendar used in Russia is the last Sunday of the month, which is a European wide. The Gerry Gregorian used was March 8.
March 8th, 1911, was the first International Women's Day.
On March 8, 1917, the female workers in Petrograd, Russia, bravely raised the red flag of the "March 8" battle, and held demonstrations against the imperialist war, against the tsarist system, and against hunger.
For the first time, Chinese women held the "March 8" commemoration. In 1924, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, Guangzhou labor women held commemorative meetings and parades. The meeting was presided over by He Xiangning, the pioneer of the Chinese women's movement. At the meeting, the slogan of "down with imperialism" and "protecting women and children" was put forward. This event shows the awakening and strength of Chinese working women.
On March 8, 1938, Song Meiling mobilized women to actively participate in the war against the war.
In December 1949, the Administrative Council of the Central People's Government stipulated that March 8 of each year was Women's Day. The United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day from the International Year of Women in 1975, recognizing the tradition of ordinary women seeking equal participation in society. In 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution inviting each country to select a day of the year as the United Nations Women’s Rights and World Peace Day, in accordance with its own history and national traditions. For the United Nations, the International Women’s Day is scheduled for March 8.