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5 Things You Should Know About International Women’s Day

Throughout history, women have almost always had to fight for privileges which men take for granted.

The right to vote, the right to gainful employment and even in the present day, there are countries where women aren’t allowed to drive cars!
Although women have come a long way since the eraly days, there’s still a lot to be achieved. The theme for this year’s International women’s day is “Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender equality!”

Here are five things you should know about the International Women’s day.

1. It was originally referred to as the international working women’s day in reference to a working women’s strike in 1908.

2. The first ever international women’s day was held in February 28, 1908 in New York City.

3. The first international women’s day was in remembrance of the strike of the International Ladies Garment Union.

4. It is recognized as an official public in 27 countries

5. It is celebrated March 8th every year and this year’s official commemoration will take place in New York City.

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