The origins of International Women’s Day
According to the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day may have taken place across the United States on February 28th 1909.
A year later, an International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin, leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, put forward the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year, in every country there should be a celebration dedicated to women on the same day.
The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties and working women's clubs received Zetkin's suggestion with great enthusiasm and approval, which led to International Women's Day.Following discussions, International Women's Day was agreed to be celebrated annually on March 8th.
This year, the International Women's Day 2022 campaign theme is about breaking all preconceived ideas, and fighting for gender equality.
Written by Lola A. – Tale 3
Our final task consisted of revisiting of the evolution of women’s rights throughout the UK’s recent history.
Our job was to create a graphic novel representing the different steps and milestones in the long struggle for equality between men and women in the U.K. There were three main steps to show:
- The first one was the battle for being granted the right to vote, with the Suffragette movement!
- The second one was the fight for equal pay!
- Finally, an example of discrimination in modern society, among all of which that still remain!
Written by Pablo T. – Tale 3