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The history behind International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – now held annually on 8th March – is a day dedicated to celebrating women’s economic, social, political and cultural achievements. In the 21st century and with rise of post-modern feminism the event has taken on a new relevance, one that includes blasting Destiny’s Child and re-posting sarcastic feminist memes on Instagram. But where did International Women’s Day (IWD) begin? And how? Debut follows the history of the event and its ongoing legacy.


Across the world IWD is celebrated by many diverse countries. The United Nations describes it as


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