Facts about International Women’s day you might not know

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Women of the world deserves future that is sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities as well as they deserve place at every table where decisions are being made. Here on Carbon, we love to celebrate womanhood and today we bring you facts about IWD you might not know.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice”

by Michelle Obama

1.This day was designated in honour of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York where women protested against working conditions.

2.In the first known campaign of its kind, the Egyptian Society of Physicians went against tradition by declaring the negative effects of female genital mutilation. This was in 1920.

3.The campaign theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.

4.Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women’s Day. Purple stands for justice and dignity, green symbolizes hope and white represents purity, albeit and controversial concept.

5.New Zealand was the first self-governing nation to allow women to vote in 1893. In UK women received the vote on the same terms as men as a result of the Representation of the People Act 1928. International Women’s Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977.

6.You can make impact right NOW. It isn’t about the big headlines’ moment, legal victories and international agreements. It is about the way we talk, think and act every day.

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By Klára Volfová

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