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International Wome's Day; Women Bang Pots and Pans in Madrid

10 March 2019

The conference made a decision to celebrate the day as Women's Day to highlight their struggle, the later the United Nations (UN) announced to celebrate the day as the International Women's Day.

The earliest Women's Day observance, called "National Woman's Day, was held on February 28, 1909, in NY, organized by socialists in the United States of America".

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. International Women's Day is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year and should be a federal holiday. It wasn't until March 8, 1975 when, during International Women's Year, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday.

Hundreds of thousands of people across Spain marked International Women's Day on Friday with a "feminist strike".

Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

The March 8 Commission drafted a 29-page document ahead of the strike, describing an ultimate goal of "subverting the world order and the pervading hetero-patriarchal, racist and neoliberal rhetoric", according to El Pais.

The minister called for more women "in leadership positions in every profession", and pledged to "value the caring professions and do more to combat domestic violence, especially against women".

Women in the Philippines raised issue with President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny, as well as his government's war on drugs, which has led to the killing of many women and human rights violations. Organizers reportedly plan to protest against poverty and unpaid labor that often falls upon women.

International Wome's Day; Women Bang Pots and Pans in Madrid