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International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
Spurred on by the universal female suffrage movement, IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century.The earliest version was purportedly a "Women's Day" organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Socialist Women's Conference to propose "a special Women's Day" be organized annually, albeit with no set date;the following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women's Day across Europe. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the beginning of the February Revolution), IWD was made a national holiday on March 8;it was subsequently celebrated on that date by the socialist movement and communist countries. The holiday was associated with far-left movements and governments until its adoption by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. IWD became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.
International Women's Day is commemorated in a variety of ways worldwide; it is a public holiday in several countries, and observed socially or locally in others to celebrate and promote the achievements of women.
The UN observes the holiday in connection with a particular issue, campaign, or theme in women's rights. In some parts of the world, IWD still reflects its political origins, being marked by protests and calls for radical change; in other areas, particularly in the West, it is largely sociocultural and centered on a celebration of womanhood.
Countries that list International Women's Day as a statutory holiday include: Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, People's Republic of China (women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan Tan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia (female only), Madagascar (female only), Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia.
In some countries, such as Cameroon, Croatia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Chile, International Women's Day is not a public holiday, although it is widely recognized. On this day, it is customary for men to give flowers and small gifts to the women in their lives - friends, mothers, wives, daughters, colleagues, etc. In some countries (such as Bulgaria and Romania), it is also considered equivalent to Mother's Day, where children give small gifts to their mothers and grandmothers.
Guangzhou Easton Hotel Supplies Co., Ltd. also prepared warm small gifts for the company's female colleagues today, and they have half a day off to do their own things freely. Happy holidays to all the ladies of the world!
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