The International Women’s Day has its origin on March 8th, 1857, when a group of workers organized a riot in New York, United States, in order to protest about work conditions. In 1908, once again in New York, a group of women went on strike in order to demand salary equality, less work hours, and time to lactate for their children; many of them died in the fire produced in the building. In the United Nations (UN), the first international agreement for gender equality was signed, and in 1975, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated.
The road has been long, and many efforts and accomplishments have not been enough. There are many spaces where women do not participate in equal conditions and it is still strong the male-oriented line of thought in the world. Humanity is one entity, and the development of the species and the society depend on men and women, with equal rights and opportunities. Men and women still have to work in order to achieve that goal. (O)
Text was is taken from Daily El Universo