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International Women's Day
Fri, 2018-Mar-09 02:06 UTC
Length - 1:23
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With 706,999 views on Thursday, 8 March 2018 our article of the day is International Women's Day.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights.
March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference to become an "International Woman's Day." After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:06 UTC on Friday, 9 March 2018.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women's_Day.
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