International Women's Day Facts You Need to Know

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The two main labor unions had called for 2-hour work stoppages, but the March 8 Commission, which groups women's rights advocates, say the strike should last 24 hours. It wasn't until March 8, 1975 when, during International Women's Year, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday. But after switching gears to tweet a statistic about women's unemployment, the president released a statement on International Women's Day. The United States of America celebrated National Women's Day on February 28, 1909 till the year 1913; in Russian Federation women also celebrated this day on the last Sunday of February in 1913.

But the holiday's global focus involves a German woman, Clara Zetkin.

That is because the Soviet satellite state of East Germany included Women's Day in its long list of sanctioned celebrations, which meant big parades in East Berlin - the Communist country's capital. "It is a class struggle that wants to support racialized women and transgender [people], women around the world, and to put an end to patriarchy and the precariousness of all class workers".

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6 International Women's Day Facts You Need to Know

The conservative Partido Popular will not take part in major March 8 demonstrations, arguing that they have been politicized by the left. We have to make sure that social professions are valued. The demonstrators took to the streets united by the "if we stop, the world stops" slogan.

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

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