International Women's Day

  • 1st National Women's Day

    The first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February 1909 and continued to be celebrated as NWD until 23 of February 1913.
  • The approval of Women's day

    The Copenhagen Initiative established a Women’s Day to honor the fight for women’s rights and universal suffrage. The day was approved unanimously by over 100 women from 17 countries. No fixed date had been chosen yet though.
  • Official International Women's Day

    International Women's Day was marked for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, were the first countries to celebrate International Women's day and more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, women demanded the right to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
  • The impact of the Triangle Fire

    The fire took place inNew York City more than 140 working women died, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. The incident had an impact on labour legislation in the United States, and the working conditions leading up to the disaster were invoked during the following actions ofInternational Women's Day.
  • Russia celebrates its first International Women's day

    International Women’s Day became part of anti-war movement during World War I. Russian women observed their country’s first IWD on that date.
  • Europe celebration

    Other places in Europe celebrated around March 8th by either holding rallies or protesting the war.
  • The right to vote for Russian women

    Russian women protested on IWD for "bread and peace" and after four days the Czar stepped down and the provisional government gave women the right to vote.
  • International Women's Year

    The year 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year‘ by the United Nations.
  • Women's History Week

    The Education Task Force of Sonoma County in California began “Women’s History Week” which would then take place along with IWD.
  • Women's History Month

    A Congressional resolution made March Women’s History Month nationally.
  • 100th Anniversary

    More than 100 countries celebrated the 100th anniversary of IWD. The Unided Nations theme for that year was "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women".
  • "Empower Women- End Hunger and Poverty"

    The United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is "Empower Women. End Hunger and Poverty". Oxfam America has invited people to celebrate inspiring women in their lives by sending a free International Women’s Day e-Card or honoring a woman tries to make a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty with Oxfam’s International Women’s Day. award.[14]