Women's march at Chisinau
The origin of the International Women’s Day was on March the 8th 1908, when thousands of female workers started a strike in New York. They asked about better work conditions such as the reduction of working hours, better salaries, the women’s right to vote and the end of child labor. During those days, a lot of women were working for more tan 12 hours a day for 17 cents per hour.
In 1910, March the 8th was declared as the International Women’s Day to commemorate this demonstration. One year later, the owners of a textil factory called ‘Triangle Shirtwaist’ se fire to their own building to get paid for the insurance. More than 140 people (123 women and 23 men) who where inside the building died during the fire.
It was not until 1975 when the hole world celebrated for the first time the International Women’s Day at March the 8th. During this date, people conmemorate all the achievements for women’s rights and also think about those achievements that women must still conquer.