International Women’s Day Freedom, rights, respect and love
The 8th of March marks a celebration of admiration, respect and love, acknowledging women's economic, political, and social achievements throughout the years. International Women’s Day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 in New York. Organized by the Socialist Party of America, the festivities were held in the memory of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Countries all over the world followed the example of the United Stated and started to organize yearly celebrations, to honor and support women’s demands to vote, to hold public office and to have equal working rights. In 1975 the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March during the International Women’s Year. Later, in 1977 the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace.