One of the first Women’s Day observances caused a revolution!
Women’s History Month. It is celebrated every March to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8. It is essentially a month where everyone raise awareness for the impact women have made on history, and to highlight the needs and issues many women face worldwide.
In many parts of the world, women are still highly discriminated against, and may even have less access to education and economic opportunities. That’s why throughout the month, people will organize demonstrations and rallies in support of women’s rights to give light to these issues not too many people are aware still exist.
The Women’s History Month became official in March 1987 when the U.S. Congress approved the petition of the National Women’s History Project to make the month so. The organization wanted it to be on March to coincide with International Women’s Day celebrated every March 8.
If Women’s Month commemorates the history of women’s impact in the world and to raise awareness of issues women are facing worldwide, International Women's Day was established to commemorate the movement for women's rights.
On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd, a demonstration of women textile workers began, covering the whole city. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Seven days later, the Emperor of Russia Nicholas II abdicated, and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. Since then, March 8 was declared a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917. Then by 1975, the United Nations adopted the day.
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