Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), a worldwide holiday, annually celebrated March 8, has its earliest origins reaching back to February 28, 1909, when there was what has been recorded as a 'National Women's Day" celebrated in New York City. (New Yorkers alway do it first).[1]


Poster from a 1975 Women's Day march in London.[2]


International Women's Day is celebrated..."to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women."[3]


Is there a woman or women who you would like to celebrate today? Maybe yourself? Let Awes of Inheritance: Family History Services know who you will be celebrating.




[1] International Women's Day, Wikipedia.com (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day : accessed 8 March 2021), para. 1, 4.

[2] Ibid., right column.

[3] Ibid., para. 1.


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