International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held 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 in 1975 by the United Nations.
Today, International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.
BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik sent a contratulatory note on the occasion of 8th of March – International Women’s Day
BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik congratulated all women the 8th of March – International Women’s Day, and wished them and their families good health, happiness and success.
Celebrating this holiday is an opportunity for everyone to remember the many years of efforts to achieve the social, economic and political rights of women in the world.
Therefore, the International Women’s Day is an opportunity to once again point out the need to improve the political, economic and social position of women, and yet another proof of our obligation to appreciate more their contribution to family and society as a whole.
Improving the position of women in all areas of life and work remains a common goal of our society.