March 8th, International Women’s Day, commemorates the historic struggle for women’s rights and gender equality. This day has its roots in the early 20th century, when women workers in the US and Europe began to fight for better working conditions and a better life.

In 1908, on February 28, 15,000 women workers ravaged the streets of Jürker to protest against low wages, long working hours and poor working conditions. This protest is considered a precursor to the future women’s demonstrations that would follow.

The next important date is 1910, when the II International Council in Copenhagen decided to hold International Women’s Day, which will always be celebrated on March 8. The following year on March 19, women workers in Russia took to the streets of Petrograd in a peaceful protest that ended in bloodshed. This day marked the beginning of the October Revolution and led to the establishment of International Women’s Day on March 8.

From then until today, March 8 continues to be a symbol of the struggle for women’s rights, equality and a dignified life for all. Every second Friday of March, millions of women and men around the world unite in this struggle to remind of the need to respect women and recognize their rights. Let’s celebrate every day like March 8 and keep fighting for a better future for all of us.