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International Womenís Day

Women blink about 2 times more often than men. Interesting why? An average woman eats about 2-3 kilos of lipstick in her lifetime. Women usually tie the belt of a dressing gown higher than their belly button, while men tie it lower. A woman doesnít like it when her hands are free, this is why she is likely to carry with her a purse, gloves, a book or something else. The first computer programmer was a woman. Her name is Ada Lovelace.
International Womenís Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Womenís Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
The first National Womanís Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workersí strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
1910 - The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, established a Womenís Day, international in character, to honour the movement for womenís rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women. The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance.
1911 - As a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Womenís Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded womenís rights to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
1913-1914 - International Womenís Day also became a mechanism for protesting World War I. As part of the peace movement, Russian women observed their first International Womenís Day on the last Sunday in February. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with other activists.
1917 - Against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for "Bread and Peace" on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
1975 - During International Womenís Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Womenís Day on 8 March.
The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.
Source: un.org
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