Historically, emerging trade-union and feminist movements fought for a day on which women could be celebrated. Today, it is natural that International Women’s Day is praised on March 8 but in the beginning, several women’s days existed that differed from one another.
The issue of women’s emancipation became increasingly significant during the mid-19th century but the United Nations managed to introduce March 8 as an International Women’s day only in 1977.
We have collected some picture to show our respect for women.
Film actress Marlene Dietrich during World War Two in Germany, signing autographs for a group of GIs around a jeep.
Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, 1903 by Gertrude Käsebier.
The UK Women’s Fire Brigade takes a salute in 1916.
Two women munition workers stand beside examples of the shells produced at National Shell Filling Factory, in Great Britain during World War One.
US female pilots leaving their B-17 Flying Fortress in World War Two.
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to have flown in space.
Doreen Evans taking a refreshment.
Female firefighters trying to contain the blaze during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Vivian Maier: Untitled, New York, April 18, 1954.
Annie Leibovitz: Queen Elizabeth II, 2007.