History of the March 8
On Day 8 March 1857, workers of a textile factory, located in the North American city of New York, made a big strike. They occupied the factory and began to demand better working conditions, such as reduction in the daily workload for ten hours (the factories required 16 hours of daily work), equalization of wages with men (women could earn up to a third the salary of a man, to run the same job) and decent treatment in the workplace.
The outbreak was suppressed with total violence. The women were locked inside the factory, which was burned. About 130 weavers died carbonized in a totally inhuman act.
But only in 1910, during a conference in Denmark , it was decided that March 8 would be the "International Women's Day" in honor of women who died in the factory in 1857. But only in 1975 through a decree, the date was made official by the United Nations (UN).
Upon creation date, not only intended to celebrate. In most countries, gives lectures, debates and meetings aimed at discussing the role of women in society today. The effort is to try to reduce and perhaps one day finish, with prejudice and devaluation of women. Even with all the advances, they still suffer in many places with low wages, male violence, excessive day job and disadvantages in professional careers. Much has been achieved but much remains to be changed in this story.
Achievements of the Brazilian Women
We can say that on February 24, 1932 was a landmark in Brazilian women. This date has been set up the female vote. Women conquered after many years of discussions and claims the right to vote and be elected to positions in the executive and legislative .
Mark of the Achievements of Women in History
1788 - the politician and philosopher Condorcet French claims to rights of political participation, employment and education for women.
1840 - Lucretia Mott struggle for equal rights for women and blacks in the United States .
1859 - emerges in Russia in St Petersburg, a movement of struggle for women's rights.
1862 - During the national elections, women can vote for the first time in Sweden.
1865 - in Germany , Louise Otto, creates the General Association of German Women.
1866 - In the UK, the economist John S. Mill writes demanding the right to vote for British women
1869 - is created in the United States the National Association for Women's Suffrage
1870 - In France, women will have access to courses in Medicine .
1874 - created in Japan the first normal school for girls
1878 - Russia established a Women's University
1901 - Mr René Viviani French defends the right of women to vote