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Belgian women cease (finally) on International Women's day: here they get their inspiration
Nina Today celebrate women, not only in Belgium but worldwide, women's day. Also the Belgian women express themselves and call on to strike. That will close our country to a rich (foreign) history vrouwenprotest. Better late than never, because the actions that the Belgian women are today on the base, even go back to 1908.

First and foremost, if that date falls not from the sky. Exactly 101 years ago, on memorial day, women in the United States for the first action. Especially the women working in the garment industry worked, were not satisfied and wanted to be heard. the

Russian women became quickly inspired and also began to demonstrate. Russia would be 8 march, eventually ratify as the date for International Women's day. Of course, the date had not just taken over by a communist undertone, but a few years later it happened.

also Read Women get together to strike: “If women stop, stop the world from spinning” click here to Read more about the radical reason why we have International Women's day on 8 march to celebrate

The female indicated a protest vote in the U.S. and in Russia inspired many women abroad. The trend blew over to Europe, mainly in Poland, France and Great Britain was discontinued. Usually for the same reasons: hard working conditions, unfair wages, and a large gender pay gap.

1975: the year of feminism

From 1975 filled a few countries women's rights get more in. The US had called for one women's day, to be replaced by a year-long women's rights and to “celebrate”. It was up to the women to the concept of “celebrate” to fill in.

Iceland grabbed the big. So there came on 24 October 1975 a whopping 25,000 women on the street, that was 90 percent of the former female population. The term feminism is also gradually introduced for the Icelandic women wanted only one thing: gender equality.

never had a female strike much success. The land, was for one day on its head. Children had with their (working) fathers to remain for kindergartens, schools and other childcare facilities were closed. And the supermarket chains were selling their entire stock of sausages, a popular and easy meal, that day. Vigdis Finnbogadóttir, the first female president in Iceland and Europe, would not be elected in 1980 as the vrouwenstaking in 1975 had not taken place. The October day in 1975 went down in history as ‘Long Friday’.

Black Wednesday

a Few years ago, in 2016, the Argentine women on the street. “Ni Una Menos”, it was a protest, which means something like “Not one Less”. The protest followed after the short consecutive murders of four teenage girls: Chiara Paez, Daiana Garcia, Melina Romero and Angeles Rawson. The 14-year-old Paez was found murdered under the house of her boyfriend. The 16-year-old Lucia Pérez was drugged, repeatedly raped by several men and brutally murdered.

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