Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. The day has been recognised and celebrated on 8th of March each year, since the early 1900s. The first Women’s Day was acknowledged in the US on February 28, 1909. Clara Lemlich demanded better pay, shorter working hours and improved working conditions for 15,000 garment workers who went on strike in New York. Slowly, the idea was set and people all around the world began to celebrate women to push for their demands of equality.
International Women’s Day is now celebrated in over 1000 countries and has been made an official holiday in more than 25. Here at Zakon, we honour and celebrate 8th of March, fighting for equality and raising awareness. We want to encourage everyone to respect all women and treat everyone equally every day.