International Women's Day
Commemoration of women's rights and achievements was initiated in The United States in 1909. In this year, during some great demonstrations that were being held in the name of the struggle for civil, economic and political rights of women, celebrations were held. A year later two advocates for women's rights, Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai, proposed an official International Day for Women. It was organized on March 19th, 1911 with celebrations held across Europe and America.
In 1913 IWD was moved to March 8 and over the years it has come to represent many other issues, including justice, peace and development. Today it is a national holiday in many countries, and is also celebrated by the United Nations.