… is this photograph of a heart painted on a stone which is resting in the waters of Danube near Szentendre, Hungary.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that „a special Women’s Day“ be organized annually.
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 by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.
Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.
Interestingly enough that IWD was proposed by German delegates In New York at the beginning the day itself is not that much recognized and celebrated in Germany last decades but getting more attention nowadays.
Photo taken with Sony FE 24-105/4 G OSS on Sony Alpha 7R Mark III
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