Friday, March 8, 2013

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day originally commemorated the working rights protest led by female garment workers.  Many seem to forget the holiday’s ties to the working rights movement in the United States and the Socialist Party.  

The origins of the holiday can be traced back to March 8, 1857, when garment workers in New York City staged a protest against inhumane working conditions and low wages, according to the United Nations.  The police attacked the protesters and dispersed them, but the movement continued and led to the creation of the first women’s labor union.  

You can find more information on the history and how it's celebrated around the world here 

Happiness and Bright Days to all.


MandaBurms FarmStay for Cats. said...

Happy women's day - from one proud to be a woman!

Love Leanne

Victoria said...

Thank you for this post, dear friend, and thank you for the link, it was very interesting.



CraveCute said...

I didn't know this! We are amazing!

Magic Love Crow said...

I didn't know about this? Thanks for sharing! Girl power! Yeh ;o)