5 Facts About The International Women’s Day Here are five facts about the day: 1. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it was first celebrated on February 28, 1909, in New York in remembrance of a 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union when 15,000 workers, including many immigrants, marched through the city’s lower east side to demand social and political rights. 2. The first modern International Women’s Day was held in 1914,…"5 Facts About The International Women’s Day"
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On paper, Africa’s women have more rights than ever before, in the form of laws against gender violence, and a reserved number of seats for women in many countries’ parliaments. But a new study finds that the women of this vast continent share an across-the-board disadvantage in three key areas of society: education, jobs and political participation. The report from the research group Afrobarometer was based on a survey of more than 50,000 people in…"African Women Remain Unequal in Work, Politics, Education"