The starting of a movement
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Global Women’s Day is commended on March 8 consistently. On this day, individuals praise “womanhood;” honoring the motivating part of a lady in our life. An occasion which began with a political flavor to secure the privileges of ladies has advanced throughout the years and is currently a festival of ladies’ battle and battle for autonomy and progression. Every nation commends the day with a touch of ‘culture’ to express their adoration and respect for the part of ladies in individuals’ lives.

The historical backdrop of Women’s Day goes back to 1909 when the principal National Woman’s Day was seen in the United States on February 28. The Socialist Party of America commended this day to pay tribute to the piece of clothing specialists’ strike in 1908 in New York where ladies picketed and walked, requesting enhanced working conditions and equivalent rights.It was in celebration of the primary political activism to secure ladies’ rights that National Women’s Day was seen in the USA.

Roused by American communists, famous German communist Luise Zietz proposed foundation of ‘Global Woman’s Day.’ The proposition was laid in the general gathering of the Socialist International in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1910. Agents, including 100 ladies from 17 nations, concurred with the proposition to advance equivalent rights and suffrage for ladies. It was on March 19, 1911, that International Women’s Day was watched without precedent for Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. More than 1 million men and ladies took an interest in revitalizes popular for ideal to vote, to hold open office, ladies’ entitlement to work, to professional preparing and to end segregation on work.

As a fundamental piece of the peace development amid the World War I, ladies in Russia watched their first International Women’s Day on February 1913. In Europe, amid 8 March 1914, ladies held dissent energizes for the war and to express solidarity. It was again on 1917 that Russian ladies challenged and called a strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February, which fell on 8 March as indicated by Gregorian timetable. Four days before that, the Czar of Russia surrendered and the break government allowed the privilege to vote to ladies.

In any case, it was just amid late 1975 that the United Nations began watching International Women’s Day on March 8. In 1977, The General Assembly passed a determination to watch United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace on any day of the year as per the part states’ national and recorded conventions. The ‘notable’ guide – The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – was marked in 1995 at by 189 governments, concentrating on 12 crucial zones and imagined a superior world where each lady have their decision to take part in legislative issues, having a salary, getting instruction, and living in a general public free from separation and brutality.


“Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world percieves it.” -G.D Anderson.

The question was never about who would give me the permission to live on my terms, it is about who would stop me from doing it. It is about who would put societal ‘standards’ on my freedom because ‘that is how it has been’. Grow strong women, make a better world.

Hey. I am Sagarika. I hail from the City of Joy. Though I have graduated as an engineer, writing has always been my calling. What had started as a weird Paragraph at an essay writing competition, has now turned into an all time passion for me. Though the entire world is my muse, dogs are my favourite form of life.

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