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Did you know? The birth of the movement

It was only in 1929 that women were declared as “persons” in Canada.

Black feminism was and continues to be grounded in building solidarity across racial, class, and gender lines.

The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.

The first milestone for women in US was in 1848. Indignant over women being barred from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott congregate a few hundred people at their nation’s first women’s rights convention in New York. Together they demand civil, social, political and religious rights for women in a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions.

Each for Equal for All: Supporting Trans Rights on International Women’s Day and Always

November 23, 1909, more than 20,000 Yiddish-speaking immigrants, mostly young women in their teens and early twenties, launched an eleven-week general strike in New York’s shirtwaist industry. Dubbed the Uprising of the 20,000, it was the largest strike by women to date in American history.

Resources Links

International Women’s Day 2022: 8 Canadian women who made history (

International Women’s Day –

Women in Canadian History: A Timeline – Women and Gender Equality Canada

From coast to coast and north to south, Indigenous women are on the rise | CBC News Black Women And International Women’s Day, a story – African American Registry (

Ali: On International Women’s Day, #ChooseToChallenge discrimination | Ottawa Citizen

Why International Women’s Day 2021 Needs To Include Trans Women! – Jecca Blac

Uprising of 20,000 (1909)