History Of International Women's Day

Early Movements (Early 20th Century):

The early seeds of International Women's Day can be traced back to the labor movement in the United States and Europe.

First National Women's Day (United States):

The first National Women's Day was organized by the Socialist movement in the United States on February 28, 1909.

Clara Zetkin's Proposal (1910):

The idea of an international celebration of women's rights was proposed by German socialist and women's rights activist Clara Zetkin during the International Women's Conference in 1910.

First International Women's Day (1911):

The first official International Women's Day was celebrated on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.

Shift to March 8 (1913):

In 1913, International Women's Day was moved to March 8, and it has been celebrated on this date ever since.

Women's Suffrage and Labor Movements (1910s-1920s):

Throughout the early 20th century, International Women's Day became a focal point for women's suffrage and labor movements worldwide.

United Nations Recognition (1977):

In 1977, the United Nations officially recognized March 8 as International Women's Day, and it has since become a global day of celebration, awareness, and activism.