Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

The next year, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland marked International Women's Day on March 19 with rallies. The following year, the Social International established Women's Day in Copenhagen to celebrate those working for women's rights and universal suffrage.

Several groups, including the March 8 Commission ― a network of feminist groups ― and two main labor unions, helped organize and promote the strike, along with some 500 street demonstrations around the country. It wasn't until March 8, 1975 when, during International Women's Year, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday.

Berlin is a city state within Germany, and its local Senate decided to make 8 March a day off work in a vote at the end of January, German radio reported.


West Germans began to mark International Women's Day more widely in the 1970s, after it was officially adopted by the United Nations, and this year Berlin expects to see a mass march to Clara Zetkin's memorial on the central Alexanderplatz Square. Women demanded the right to vote, right to work, vocational training and the end of discrimination in the workplace.

To honour women rights and appreciate women in our lives, the I global W omen's day is widely celebrated across the world on March 8 every year. "We have to make sure that more is done against domestic violence, especially against women".

Friday is a day to celebrate the contributions made by women across the world.

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