On March 8, in 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City’s Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women’s suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women’s Day. Every year, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year the theme is #embraceequity. You can learn more about the theme on the IWD website here.
We’re proud to have so many wonderful women as members and on our team at The Shop and The Exchange overall. Here are some great resources from the IWD website you can utilize:
No matter how you spend the day, it is important to remember that International Women’s Day belong to everyone, everywhere.