International Women’s Day

Date(s) - 08/03/2010
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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The history of International Women’s Day is a history of taking action.The event originated in 1908 when women garment makers in New Yorkdemonstrated to demand better working conditions. They worked inappalling conditions, earned half of men’s wages, died prematurely frompoor health and didn’t have the right to vote.

In 1910 an international conference of women resolved that each year a day should be set aside to press for women’s demands.

Eachyear around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated onMarch 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughoutMarch to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

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