IWD is commemorated in many countries world over to recognize women for their achievements. It first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Over time, the celebrations gave rise to a growing international women’s movement which advocates for women’s rights and involvement in political and economic decision-making positions. The day was recognised by the United Nations in 1977.
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