If you head over to Google today, and chances are that you will, you’ll notice that the Google doodle of the day celebrates International Woman’s Day. International Woman’s Day supports women’s causes and celebrates women’s achievements, especially for those women who are engaged in the struggle for human rights.
This year marks the 101st anniversary of International Woman’s Day, as the day has been observed since the early 1900’s when starting in 1908, women’s oppression and inequality spurred more women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Back in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City to demand voting rights, shorter working hours and better pay. Soon these type of campaigns and protests spread to women around the globe.
Nowadays, every year on March 8th, events are held around the world that celebrate women’s achievements and hope to inspire women. This includes events like the Women in the World Summit being held today in New York, along with political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events, through to local women’s craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and more.