International Women’s Day, (IWD) which began as a campaign for better working conditions for women, was first celebrated on February 28th, 1909, in New York. The official day of celebration was later moved to March 8. The first International Women’s Conference took place in 1910, in Denmark, and since then, IWD has spread all around the world.
While IWD celebrates many positive things, particularly the economic, political and social contributions women have made to the world, it also reminds us that millions of women around the world still face inequality, above all in the area of education. To find out more about IWD, use the ‘Volunteer Tutors’ – ‘Tutor Resources’ – ‘Online Resources’ tabs on the homepage to access ‘Breaking News English’. You’ll find ESL Holiday Lessons.com in the far right hand column. Click on the link and scroll down to March 8.
For more detailed reading material on IWD, you might like to try their official website at: www.internationalwomensday.com