Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher, bioethicist, journalist
International Women's Day (IWD) in past times called International Working Women's Day. The way of celebration depends on from global celebration for the first of respect and love for humanistic, economic, political and humanistic achievements.
IWD for the first time was especially a Socialist political event but of the large number of countries in Europe with the emphasis on the Soviet Bloc, also in SAD by the Socialist Party of America. The August of 1910 is very significant because because the women has organized their International Women's Conference. This conference had a significant impact on many countries such as England, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The best known women activists of that time were: Luise Zietz, Clara Zetkin, Sylvia Pankhurst, Alexandra Kollontai and many other.
Somewhere this holiday hasn`t political cnnotation and it is actually a mix of Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
The United Nations has declared this day as a day of fight for political, economic, sexual and social rights of all women worldwide.
In history there`re many very smart women who shifted the borders, beginning with philosophy, politics, art, and science such as The Queen of Egyp Cleopatra VII Phylopator and thanks to she`s influence it`s preserved Alexandrian Library and numerous philosophical writings, Aedesia, one of the first known professional Greek woman philosophers lived in 5th century, well-known women scientists Marie Curie and Mileva Maric-Einstein, famous woman humanitarian of modern age Indira Gandhi, and icon of style, beauty and kindness actress Audrey Hepburn and many, many others ordinary and famous great women.
Gallery of one of the most significant womwn in history of politics, science and art.