International Women’s Day 2018: 5 important facts

International Women's Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated in Russia and some other countries. From 1975 the United Nations celebrated this holiday.

History of International Women’s Day

On February 28, 1909, the first ever Women’s Day event was held in the United States. This holiday was celebrated in the country on the last Sunday of February 1913.

The idea of ​​establishing the annual International Women’s Day is of German socialist activist Clara Zetkin.

In August 1910, he addressed the international conference of women working in Copenhagen with a proposal to establish a date for this holiday.

Their suggestions were supported by more than 100 women from 17 countries, but no date was specified in that conference.

The tradition of marking the International Women’s Day on March 8 came in 1914, when there were rallies led by women of opposition and unity in Russia, the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and some other countries.

The date is also reminded of the major attacks of women workers on 8 March 1857 and 1908 of US textile factories.

United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day in 1975

The holiday was celebrated in the Soviet Union since 1919 and it was given official holiday.

March 8 remains a public holiday in all post-Soviet republic except Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as in Mongolia, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Afghanistan, Nepal, Cambodia and several African countries.

On this day men traditionally give flowers and small gifts to their mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues and other women in their life.

5 important facts of International Women’s Day

(1) The two highest IQ’s in the recorded history are women.

(2) Women speak about 20,000 words per day, it is 13,000 more than the average Men

(3) Women are safer drivers compared to men they are involved in less road accidents and the penalty points on their license are less. According to, at least one accident involves 57% male drivers compared to 44% of the women.

(4) Last year, Taylor Swift, the youngest star on the Forbes Women Entertainment Rich video list, has empowered women around the world to win a landmark process by hitting a radio host who has taken revenge for just $ 1 Taylor said he wanted to make a public observation that women should not suffer unwanted physical contact.

(5) Women make leaders better than men. Research has come to the conclusion that female firms are more successful than those run by men. A poll found that the public agrees – women make leaders more equitable, more compassionate and more trustworthy than men. A Canadian study also concluded that women do better doctors. It is said that female doctors are more likely than men to adhere to instructions and prescribe the right medication.

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