Already Know? This is the Importance of Celebrating International Women’s Day

Beauties, you may have seen, read, watched, or heard about International Women’s Day (IWD) or International Women’s Day.

But what is International Women’s Day? Why is there International Women’s Day? And why is it important to celebrate?

Come on, listen further to find out the facts and reasons!

How Did International Women’s Day Begin?

Beginning in the 1900s, there was a population explosion and changes in the industrial world. Against the backdrop of the oppression and inequality that plagued women in 1908, as many as 15,000 women took to the streets of New York, demanding shorter working hours, better pay, and the right to vote.

Is Clara Zetkin, an activist and defender of women’s rights, who suggested the formation of this International Women’s Day. She put forward her idea at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. About 100 women from 17 countries present there later approved her idea unanimously.

Celebrated for the first time on March 8, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, making this year 2023 the 112th time International Women’s Day is celebrated, you know, beauties!

Why Do People Wear Purple on International Women’s Day?

Call for International Women's Day/photo: Pixabay/Bones64
Call for International Women’s Day/photo: Pixabay/Bones64

The colors purple, green and white are the colors of the IWD symbol. Reporting from the official website of International Women’s Day, purple stands for justice and dignity, green represents hope, and white represents purity. This color originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in England in 1908.

The meaning of this color is in line with IWD’s goal, which invites and urges the acceleration of raising awareness and implementing gender equality in various sectors, for a more just and better quality of life for women.

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