Friday, July 16, 2010

The International Women's Day

The International Women's Day is a commemoration of the first women's strike that took place on March 8, 1908 in New York. The strike was directed against the poor working in the textile industry and was made famous by including the requirement of the women expressed poetically: "bread and roses".

The strike was the beginning of the struggle for the emancipation of women and discrimination against women. In 1910, the German socialist Clara Zetkin at a conference of socialist women in Copenhagen for the proposal to declare March 8 International Women's Day. This date, however, was not universally held. In the Netherlands became the first Women's Day celebrated on March 12, 1912.

In 1917, again on March 8 a strike because of poor working conditions in the textile industry, now in Russia's St. Petersburg, led by the revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai. Partly as a result chose the International Women's Secretariat of the Communist or Third International in 1921, to March 8 final date of International Women's Day.

Throughout the Cold War, this celebration in the countries of the NATO pact in a suspicious light stood by its originating socialist basis. In many capitalist countries the day was therefore not widely celebrated or even recognized.

Since the sixties the second feminist wave was launched, the International Women's Day celebrated back in full, usually with demonstrations, meetings and conferences. Women from all countries, denominations and political persuasions to take part. In 1978 the International Women's Day by the United Nations recognized. In just one western country dominated resistance "March 8."

In Belgium, since 1971 the official Belgian Women celebrated on November 11 by a section of the Belgian women, except in 2005 when the celebration took place on October 16. In 2003, by Senator Fatma Pehlivan (SP.a) submitted a bill in Belgium March 8 to hold and officially declare a national holiday. The treatment of this proposal has been dragging on since 2004.


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