|International Women's DayCategory : Events|
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. A national Women's Day was first held in the United States in 1909, while an international day was adopted the following year at the Socialist International's conference in Copenhagen, in which over 100 women from 17 different countries participated. The day was established to honor the movement for women's rights, and to build support for universal suffrage for women.
Since the UN International Year of Women in 1975, the day has also been marked annually by the UN.