The World Marks International Women's Day

Published March 8th, 2021 - 08:27 GMT

International Women's Day - the world celebrates this special occasion every year on 8th March. On this day people usually mark inspiring females who changed the world's direction in terms of calling for women's rights and equal life conditions for both males and females.

Its first the day was marked on February 28th. However, after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.

Last year, the UN theme for International Women's Day was: 'I am Generation Equality': Realizing Women's Rights'. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, street marches occurred in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Moscow and other European cities.

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The world marks international women's day

A Hazara woman (C) holds her child as she with others attend an event on International Women's Day in Bamiyan Province on March 8, 2021. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP

The world marks international women's day

South Korean activists holds placard on discrimination against women during a protest to mark International Women's Day in Seoul on March 8, 2021. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Members of women's group Gabriela display placards near the presidential palace during a protest on International Women's Day in Manila on March 8, 2021. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Female passengers exercise while commuting on the ladies compartment of a local train in Mumbai on March 8, 2021 on the International Women's Day. Sujit Jaiswal / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Women's rights activists hold a protest to mark International Women's Day in Jakarta on March 8, 2021. ADEK BERRY / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Members of labour unions working in Thailand’s state enterprises prepare to march for workers’ maternity rights on International Women’s Day in Bangkok on March 8, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Members of the feminist group LasTesis, authors of the performance piece "A rapist in your path”, which became viral worldwide, take part in a demonstration during the debut of their new performance called “Resistance”, on the eve of Women's International Day in Santiago, on March 07, 2021. Martin BERNETTI / AFP

The world marks international women's day

A woman writes on the pavement next to a metal fence with the names of other victims surrounding the National Palace ahead of the International Women's Day, in Mexico City on March 7, 2021. CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP

The world marks international women's day

A picture taken on March 7, 2021 shows Ugandan fashion curator Nunu, 32, who has started a shop where artists collaborate and create at her studio in Kampala, ahead of International Women’s Day. In Uganda, fashion designers are looking to modernize the traditions that they come from, especially with traditional African fabric, as people are now embracing cultures that were less appreciated before. Sumy SADURNI / AFP

The world marks international women's day

A woman wearing a wedding dress with a sign reading 'On sale' takes part in a demonstration on the eve of the commemoration of International Women's Day in San Salvador on March 7, 2021. MARVIN RECINOS / AFP

The world marks international women's day

Activists take part in a demonstration to demand greater rights for women in front of the National Congress in Santo Domingo, on March 7, 2021, on the eve of the International Women's Day. Erika SANTELICES / afp

The world marks international women's day

Israeli women raise their clenched fists as they lie in mock coffins to represent those killed as a result of domestic violence, outside the District Court in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on March 7, 2021 ahead of the International Women's day. JACK GUEZ / AFP

The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
The world marks international women's day
A Hazara woman (C) holds her child as she with others attend an event on International Women's Day in Bamiyan Province on March 8, 2021. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
The world marks international women's day
South Korean activists holds placard on discrimination against women during a protest to mark International Women's Day in Seoul on March 8, 2021. Jung Yeon-je / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Members of women's group Gabriela display placards near the presidential palace during a protest on International Women's Day in Manila on March 8, 2021. Ted ALJIBE / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Female passengers exercise while commuting on the ladies compartment of a local train in Mumbai on March 8, 2021 on the International Women's Day. Sujit Jaiswal / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Women's rights activists hold a protest to mark International Women's Day in Jakarta on March 8, 2021. ADEK BERRY / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Members of labour unions working in Thailand’s state enterprises prepare to march for workers’ maternity rights on International Women’s Day in Bangkok on March 8, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Members of the feminist group LasTesis, authors of the performance piece "A rapist in your path”, which became viral worldwide, take part in a demonstration during the debut of their new performance called “Resistance”, on the eve of Women's International Day in Santiago, on March 07, 2021. Martin BERNETTI / AFP
The world marks international women's day
A woman writes on the pavement next to a metal fence with the names of other victims surrounding the National Palace ahead of the International Women's Day, in Mexico City on March 7, 2021. CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP
The world marks international women's day
A picture taken on March 7, 2021 shows Ugandan fashion curator Nunu, 32, who has started a shop where artists collaborate and create at her studio in Kampala, ahead of International Women’s Day. In Uganda, fashion designers are looking to modernize the traditions that they come from, especially with traditional African fabric, as people are now embracing cultures that were less appreciated before. Sumy SADURNI / AFP
The world marks international women's day
A woman wearing a wedding dress with a sign reading 'On sale' takes part in a demonstration on the eve of the commemoration of International Women's Day in San Salvador on March 7, 2021. MARVIN RECINOS / AFP
The world marks international women's day
Activists take part in a demonstration to demand greater rights for women in front of the National Congress in Santo Domingo, on March 7, 2021, on the eve of the International Women's Day. Erika SANTELICES / afp
The world marks international women's day
Israeli women raise their clenched fists as they lie in mock coffins to represent those killed as a result of domestic violence, outside the District Court in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on March 7, 2021 ahead of the International Women's day. JACK GUEZ / AFP

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