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About International Women's Day

1910



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In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.

The picture above shows a man holding a T-shirt with a picture of Clara Zetkin.

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  1. Sonia Gandhi
    Sonia Gandhi
     
    14 %
    Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA and president, Indian National Congress
    398 votes
  2. Angela Merke
    Angela Merke
     
    3 %
    Angela Merke, Politician
    87 votes
  3. Mamata Banerjee
    Mamata Banerjee
     
    5 %
    Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal
    136 votes
  4. Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama
     
    2 %
    Michelle Obama, US First Lady
    59 votes
  5. J Jayalalithaa
    J Jayalalithaa
     
    7 %
    J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
    188 votes
  6. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
     
    2 %
    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Political leader
    72 votes
  7. Hilary Rodham Clinton
    Hilary Rodham Clinton
     
    3 %
    Hilary Rodham Clinton, Politician
    85 votes
  8. Kiran Bedi
    Kiran Bedi
     
    25 %
    Kiran Bedi, Social activist and retired IPS officer
    713 votes
  9. Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey
     
    3 %
    Oprah Winfrey, Media mogul
    93 votes
  10. Aung San Suu Kyi
    Aung San Suu Kyi
     
    8 %
    Aung San Suu Kyi, Pro-democracy leader
    224 votes
  11. Catherine
    Catherine
     
    1 %
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
    33 votes
  12. Nita Ambani
    Nita Ambani
     
    2 %
    Nita Ambani, Educationist and entrepreneur
    47 votes
  13. Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
     
    1 %
    Lady Gaga, Musician
    37 votes
  14. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
     
    10 %
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Actor
    289 votes
  15. Anna Wintour
    Anna Wintour
     
    0 %
    Anna Wintour, Journalist
    5 votes
  16. Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
     
    0 %
    Arianna Huffington, Media mogul
    6 votes
  17. Beyoncé Knowles
    Beyoncé Knowles
     
    0 %
    Beyoncé Knowles, Musician
    13 votes
  18. Kareena Kapoor
    Kareena Kapoor
     
    2 %
    Kareena Kapoor, Actor
    59 votes
  19. J. K. Rowling
    J. K. Rowling
     
    3 %
    J. K. Rowling, Novelist
    92 votes
  20. Katrina Kaif
    Katrina Kaif
     
    9 %
    Katrina Kaif, Actor
    245 votes

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