The first International Women’s Day was held in March of 1911, celebrated by over a million people in Europe. This German poster for the 1914 event reads:
“Give Us Women’s Suffrage…Until now, prejudice and reactionary attitudes have denied full civic rights to women, who as workers, mothers, and citizens wholly fulfill their duty, who must pay their taxes to the state as well as the municipality. Fighting for this natural human right must be the firm, unwavering intention of every woman, every female worker. In this, no pause for rest, no respite is allowed.”
Stirring words that are just as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. Women today do not have equal access to education, healthcare, or justice.
The fight for equality continues and NOW is at the forefront. Find out more about International Women’s Day here.