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Why is International Women's Day celebrated?

Asked by vandana iyer, 08 Mar '09 02:31 pm
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To mak women feel special at least 4 a day
Answered by Sudipta Choudhury, 08 Mar '09 02:54 pm

 
  
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On 8 March 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights and an end to child labour. They adopted the slogan "Bread and Roses", with bread symbolizing economic security and roses a better quality of life. In May, the Socialist Party of America designated the last Sunday in February for the observance of National Women's Day.
Following the declaration of the Socialist Party of America, the first ever National Woman's Day was celebrated in the United States on 28 February 1909. Women continued to celebrate it on the last Sunday of that month through 1913.
Answered by sumati gayki, 08 Mar '09 02:44 pm

 
  
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In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February.
In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result. On the last Sunday of February 1917, Russian women began a strike fo ...more
Answered by Jayakrishnan, 08 Mar '09 02:40 pm

 
  
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It is a universal day for all women around the world. It endows them with a sense of honour, dignity and self respect for being the person that they are. This day marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements made by women over the years!!!!
Answered by malishka, 08 Mar '09 02:36 pm

 
  
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International Woman's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Answered by Naresh Swain, 08 Mar '09 02:35 pm

 
  
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To respect and empower women
Answered by pradeep mishra, 08 Mar '09 02:34 pm

 
  
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Bcoz husband beat wife very much so 4 deir protection womens day is celebrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Answered by anu dube, 07 Mar '10 06:37 pm

 
  
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Just to show our love for the weaker section
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 09 Mar '09 08:07 pm

 
  
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The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

On 8 March 1857, women working in clothing and textile factories (called 'garment workers') in New York City, in the United States, staged a protest. They were fighting against inhumane working conditions and low wages. The police attacked the protestors and dispersed them. Two years later, again in March, these women formed their first labour union to try and protect themselves and gain some basic rights in the workplace.

On 8 March 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights and an end to child labour. They adopted the slogan "Bread and Roses", with bread symbolizing economic security and roses a better quality of life. In May, the Socialist Party of America designated the last Sunday in February for the observance ...more
Answered by antnkt, 09 Mar '09 03:15 am

 
  
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To make people aware of womans rights
Answered by Siddhesh shirsat, 08 Mar '09 03:03 pm

 
  
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