Eight facts you need to know about International Women’s Day
By migrator | Sun, 8 Mar 2020
FACTS | March 8, 2020:
Women have come a long way in this world, and rightfully so that progress is honoured every year on March 8. Obviously, we don't need a designated holiday to celebrate the ongoing strength and courage of women, but it's nice to have a day to appreciate the hard work made by previous generations in the fight for gender equality. That's exactly what International Women's Day is all about.
The progress that women have made since the first International Women's Day in 1908 is monumental. It all started when 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York City that year demanding shorter work hours, better pay, and the right to vote. Who knows where we'd be right now if not for those 15,000 women? So take some time to fully understand this holiday, what it means, and how it'll continue to inspire change around the world.