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The Origins of International Women’s Day
Updated On: Mar 12, 2021
Mar. 8, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Within the last twenty years, many thousands of women worldwide have begun to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). However, the way in which the day is marked often bears little resemblance to the original IWD purpose and origins. This is a great misfortune, especially in the current climate in which there is an attack on the fundamental principle of women’s rights. IWD was founded at the beginning of the last century to both highlight and celebrate the struggle of working women against their oppression and double exploitation. The motivation for IWD came from two sources—the struggle of working-class women to form trade unions and the fight for women’s right to vote… People’s World
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