Women's history of inequality in a male-dominated society goes a long way. The first time that women exercised the right to vote was 19 September 1893 in New Zealand and much later in most other countries.
In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women took place in Copenhagen, where the idea of having an International Women's Day was first born. A woman named Clara Zetkin advocated for the idea that a single day should be recognized by all women worldwide.
The first time International Women's Day was celebrated waa in 1911 and was a big success: "Meetings were organized everywhere in small towns and even the villages halls were packed so full that male workers were asked to give up their places for women. Men stayed at home with their children for a change, and their wives, the captive housewives, went to meetings"(International Women's Day)
"During International Women's Year in 1975, IWD was given official recognition by the United Nations and was taken up by many governments. International Women's Day is marked by a national holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam."
Today, we take much of these accomplishments for granted, but it is a wonderful opportunity to recognize inequality when and where we still see it and speak for women in other parts of the world who are still a suppressed and neglected part of the society.
Dear ladies, do something special for yourself today and for other women in your life!