Why is 8-M celebrated on International Women's Day?

Every year, on March 8, the International Women’s Dayso there are millions of people who take to the streets around the world, also in Spain, to claim women’s rights their importance and development in society and their equality with respect to men.

The date of 8M It has several antecedents, with other different dates that were milestones in history that marked the appearance of this feminist movement that continues to this day and that has evolved over time.

Background to 8M

One of the beginnings of the feminist movement and International Women’s Day occurred in the United States, when in 1848 there were different protests led by by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mottdue to the prohibition imposed on women to be able to speak at an anti-slavery convention.

As for Europe, the 8M feminist movement may have its roots in Denmark, when the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in the year 1910, where it is decided to celebrate an annual day in the fight for universal women’s suffrage.

The date chosen was March 19 in commemoration of the Revolution of 1848 and the Paris Communeas can be read in the compilation prepared by the United Nations.

In the year 1917, Russian women achieved the right to vote in this country, marked by the consequences of the First World War, a milestone achieved on February 23, according to the Julian calendar used in Russia at the time, or on March 8, according to the Gregorian calendar used in other countries.

After World War II, March 8 began to take center stage, until it was recognized by the UN in 1977 as International Women’s Day. As early as 1975, coinciding with the International Women’s Year, the United Nations they commemorated this date for the first time on March 8.

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