International Women's Day, International Women's Day or Women's Day for short is the name of a world day celebrated annually on March 8. It originated as an initiative of socialist organizations in the period before the First World War in the struggle for equal rights, the right to vote for women as well as the emancipation of women workers and is directed against the multiple discrimination and exploitation of women and girls all over the world.
International Women's Day is a day for women's rights. It is a special day for women because there is still a lot of catching up to do worldwide to ensure equal rights for women in many areas. The day is a symbol of equality between men and women.
For the first time, Women's Day was held on March 19, 1911, and every year from 1921. The United Nations (UN) chose March 8 as the "United Nations Day for Women's Rights and World Peace" in 1975, the International Year of Women, and held a celebration for the first time on March 8. The first UN World Conference on Women was then held in Mexico City in mid-1975, followed by the "UN Decade of Women" (1976-1985).
At the Second International Socialist Women's Conference in Copenhagen on August 27, 1910, the German socialist Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) proposed the introduction of an international women's day, without, however, favoring a specific date. The idea came from the USA. On March 19, 1911, the first Women's Day was celebrated in Denmark, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Switzerland. In Vienna, 20,000 people demonstrated for women's rights.
On March 8, 1917, on the occasion of International Women's Day in St. Petersburg, workers' and soldiers' wives demonstrated, triggering the February Revolution. To commemorate the role of women in the revolution, March 8 was proposed as an international commemoration day in Moscow in 1921. Numerous other political goals were then made the subject of discussion on Women's Days, such as reductions in working hours without wage cuts, a reduction in food prices, regular school meals and even legal abortion.
In sports, too, work must continue on equal rights for women. There are many areas where there is a great need to catch up. Starting from the education to the coach in most different kinds of sport, with the holding of seminars, with the execution and possibility for the practice of all kinds of sport and also in the value with trophies and price money. There is still much to do!!!