What Does International Women's Day Mean To You?

What Does International Women's Day Mean To You?

We strongly believe that International Women’s Day is one of the most important days on the calendar and that we should all be paying close attention to each and every year. From its early revolutionary days to the more mainstream place it has taken in current society, we think it is important that each year we take time to reflect on all of the brave, courageous, and hard work the women who came before did, and continue to push for a better, fairer, and more equal society so that the future generations can have a brighter world to enjoy. But we are also interested in knowing what International Women’s Day means to you?

Finding Out What Does International Women's Day Mean To You?

Before we can understand what international women’s day means to you, we think it is important to have a good understanding of the past and how International Women’s Day came to be.

The History Of International Women’s Day

In 1908 over 15,000 women took to the streets of New York following years of oppression, discrimination, and gender inequality. When marching through the streets they protested for shorter working hours, fairer pay, and the right to vote.

In 1910 the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany Clara Zetkin put forward the concept of an International Day for Women. Her proposal received unanimous support from over 100 women, who were the representatives of 17 different countries. 

The next year the first International Women’s Day took place and protesters and marchers took to the streets again, but this time there was over one million in Europe alone. 

After decades of struggle, in 1975 the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, the day that it is still held across the globe. 

What International Women’s Day Means For People Today

In our current world, International Women’s Day still remains a day to celebrate and recognise the achievements and success of all women in the world. And it is also to amplify the voices of all women across all intersections to demand gender equality and rights for all women. 

This year the theme for the global campaign is to embrace equity. The basis of this theme is to focus on the idea that we can all do our part to challenge biases, gender stereotypes, and discrimination whenever and wherever we witness it. There is also the focus on understanding the journey that we all need to go through in order for us to achieve women’s quality.

What Girls Just Want To Have Fun Is Doing To Support International Women’s Day

At Girls Just Want To Have Fun we are constantly striving to do our best to encourage, inspire, educate, and empower all women to do their best and be the best versions of themselves they can be. One of the ways we do this is by exploring fun ways we can stay healthy, so we can continue to put our best foot forward. 

If you have the opportunity we would love for you to join us at our International Women's Day lunch where we can all celebrate and share stories about the women who continue to inspire us every day.


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