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When did women's day begin? Reveal the origin of women's day you don't know

Women's Day originated from the women's strike in Chicago on March 8, 1903 and was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. This article brings you an introduction to the origin of women's day. Let's have a look.

The establishment of women's Day is accompanied by the development of women's liberation movement. Women account for about half of the world's population, but they have had a sad fate and experience for thousands of years. At the end of the 19th century, with the continuous development of the workers' movement, awakened women abandoned the stereotypes that discriminated against women for a long time and held high the banner of striving for women's freedom and equal rights. Clara middot, Secretary of the Secretariat of the International Federation of democratic women and editor in chief of the German newspaper equality; As early as at the founding conference of the second international in 1898, Cai tejin made the first call for equal rights on behalf of working women, creating a precedent for the international women's movement for women's liberation.

On March 8, 1909, in order to strive for freedom and equality, women workers in Chicago held a massive strike and demonstration, and put forward political and economic demands such as obtaining the right to vote, implementing the 8-hour working system and increasing wages. This organized struggle has fully demonstrated the strength of working women and has received positive response and support from the majority of working women in the world.

In August 1910, the second international socialist women's Congress was held in Denmark, attended by more than 100 women representatives from 17 countries. The General Assembly unanimously adopted the initiative put forward by Cai tejin and others: take March 8 every year as the festival of international working women, so as to strengthen the unity of international working women and strive for freedom and equality.

In 1911, working women in the United States, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and other countries held the commemoration of international working women's day for the first time. Since then, activities to commemorate women's day have gradually expanded to all over the world.

On March 8, 1924, under the auspices of He Xiangning, a famous Chinese women's activist, Chinese women from all walks of life held a rally to commemorate the "March 8" women's day for the first time in Guangzhou, putting forward slogans such as "Abolishing polygamy and prohibiting concubinage".

After the founding of new China, the Government Council stipulated that March 8 of each year was women's day in December 1949.

In order to arouse the attention of the international community to women's issues, the United Nations has made positive efforts to promote and protect women's rights since its establishment. In 1977, the General Assembly officially decided to take March 8 as the "United Nations Day for women's rights and international day of peace".