by Ramona Ridolfi
Rooted in the centuries-old struggle for gender equality, International Women’s Day celebrates ordinary women as makers of history.
In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8th as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
Since then this special day has integrated a new global dimension: the growing international women’s movement. This movement has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, and International Women’s Day has evolved to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.