8th March : International Women's Day
Since 1911, the 8th March has been a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. This first started in the 1800s, however the real fight took place in the early 1900s. The campaign for women's right to vote in the UK was won in 1928 (for women over the age of 21).
International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds us of inequities still to be redressed.
To all you girls out there, we encourage you to:
- always work to the best of your ability
- respect who you really are
- respect each other's differences, and
- celebrate your achievements, big and small!
There is a website for International Women's Day, but because it's very slow to load, we can't give the hyperlink here.
Learn more about the Suffragettes.