Friday, March 8, 2019

Today Is International Women's Day!

Happy Women's Day!
In celebration of our diversity
and recognition
of our individual beauty, creativity, strength, compassion and fairness!

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 worldwide. The history of this celebration can be found here.

International Women's Day (IWD) is linked to the history of the movement of women workers. The first celebration was in 1907, coinciding with the march of women textile workers in New York. Starting from 1912 IWD commemorates the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City responsible for the death of 140 immigrant women workers, mostly Italian and Jewish. This tragedy motivated labor legislation to ensure better safety in workplace.