On March 8th we celebrate the International Day for Working Women, also known as the International Women’s Day (IWD).
This commemoration is due to their struggle for equity, their participation in society and their overall personal development.
It is celebrated by the UN and it is even considered a national holiday in some countries.
It was by the end of the 19th century with the so called industrial revolution and the labor movement that led to mark a day to pay tribute to women.
But it was just at the turn of the 20th century that the international left parties proclaimed a day to commemorate women’s struggles for their rights.
On March 25, 1911 one of the most heartbreaking events in the history of working women happened, over 140 young working women died in the tragic Triangle Factory fire, in the city of New York.
Most of them were Italian and Jewish immigrants.