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Today is International Women’s Day

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Today is March 8. International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s women’s day is to invest in advancing women’s equal rights and opportunities. President of Bangladesh on the occasion of the day. Sahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages. In this message, they wished and congratulated all the women of the world.

Like all over the world, the day will be celebrated in Bangladesh with due dignity. Every year on the occasion of International Women’s Day various events are organized by government and private initiatives.

According to UNESCO, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated on February 28 in 1909. A labor activist named Theresa Malkiel led a city-wide protest against garment workers. This day is observed as a way to remember him. The day was observed that year to honor women workers. Later this day started to be celebrated in Russia since 1917. However, this day was first celebrated in Russia on March 8. Since then it has become the norm.

The advancement of women’s rights around the world is a significant achievement of International Women’s Day. In many countries, laws have been established to protect women from harassment and discrimination in the workplace. More girls are going to school than ever before. Women have made great strides in education and healthcare.

March 8, 1857. At that time, the women workers of a needle factory in New York, United States, raised their demands to reduce the daily work from 12 hours to eight hours, to ensure fair wages and a healthy and hygienic working environment. At that time, many women were arrested for the crime of agitation. Many were tortured in prison.

Three years later, on the same day in 1860, the Nari Sramik Union was formed. In 1908, about one and a half thousand women workers of garment and textile factories protested for the same demand. Finally got the right to work eight hours a day.

On this day in 1910, at the International Socialist Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, German leader Clara Zetkin announced March 8 as International Women’s Day. Since then, the day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world.

The United Nations started celebrating March 8 as International Women’s Day in 1975. Two years later in 1977, the United Nations officially recognized the day as International Women’s Day.