What is International Women’s Day?

Celebrated worldwide on 8 March, International Women’s Day highlights the achievements of women in work and life and strives to enforce equality. 

The movement emerged in early 1900s where women’s oppression forced women to share their voices and participate in campaigning for change. 

Activism including the Suffragettes movement encouraged change and inspired other women to join and fight for their rights. 

In 1910, Clara Zetkin leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, suggested a new idea: there should be a day specifically to celebrate women. 

From this suggestion, there was a unanimous agreement between many countries that International Women’s Day should take place. 

In 2001, the platform internationalwomensday.com was launched. This website elevated the movement and created a level of interconnectivity between all women everywhere. 

Missions of International Women’s Day aim to motivate women everywhere, celebrating their triumphs and ensuring the work they do is recognised.