Celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8. Check out the 2019 Top Projects (https://www.gfwc.org/membership/2019-gfwc-top-projects/) for ideas and inspiration on how your club could observe this important day. Whether your club provides breakfast for hungry mothers and children or creates a community garden, there are countless ways to make an impact.
The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909. The Socialist Party of America designated the day to honor those who participated in the 1908 garment workers strike in New York City. The following year, Women’s Day was established by international charter in Copenhagen to honor those participating in the women’s rights movement around the world. Throughout WWI, International Women’s Day was used by women as a vehicle for advocating for peace and to express solidarity with other activists. It wasn’t until 1975 that the observance officially began to be celebrated on March 8.
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