International Women's Day Facts

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The United Nations began observing International Women's Day, March 8, in 1975 - the International Women's Year.

In the United States, the first IWD was observed on 28 February 1909 following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

In 1910 the first international women's conference was held in Copenhagen.

On May 8, 1965 International Women's Day was declared as a non working day in the USSR, by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.

In 1975, which had been designated as International Women’s Year, the United Nations gave official sanction to International Women's Day and began sponsoring it.

The first International Women's Day was launched on 8 March 1911 in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913.

In the United States, women continued to celebrate National Women's Day on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

International Women's Day is annually celebrated in the United States every 8th of March. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'..

2011 will be the Centenary Year of the observance of International Women's Day.
 
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