International Women’s Day (IWD)

International Womens Day (IWD)

Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated. This day brings the rest of the world in recognizing International Women’s Day by honoring leadership, strength, and courage. Till this day women get hated on by various groups of people for whatever reason they have.

The History of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, or IWD for short, began as a labor movement and has since evolved into a UN recognized annual holiday. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, higher pay and the opportunity to vote: because only white males were the ones who had these rights. A year later, the Socialist Party of America announced the very first Women’s Day.

Clara Zetkin came up with the idea of making the day international. In 1910, Zetkin proposed the idea at an international conference of working women in Copenhagen. There were 100 women present, who were representing 17 countries and the women all agreed with the idea given there.


In 1911, it was first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. The hundredth anniversary was celebrated in 2011. This year in 2022 it will be the 111th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. When the United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975, it became official. “Celebrating the past, planning for the future,” was the first UN theme chosen in 1996.

Here at GC out of 72 teachers, 39 are female.(54%) 100% of the cafeteria workers are female. 33% of our administration is female. 57% of the front office and counselors are female. Our superintendent is female as well!

There are many things that women can do that a man can do.