Today is March 8th, which is marked as the day of the struggle for women’s economic, political and social equality with men. But unfortunately, everywhere in the world and in our country, they still face denial of their rights, discrimination and violence. There are few women in management positions, they are not equitably represented in decision-making structures, and less paid than men for the same job.
The idea of celebrating a special day dedicated to women originated in the early 20th century, and the socialist movement particularly insisted on it. The first Women’s Day was celebrated on February 28, 1909 in the United States at the initiative of the Socialist Party of America.
Today, March 8th is a public holiday in only a few countries such as Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and China. the Republic of Macedonia is one of the few countries to celebrate International Women’s Day, although this holiday has only symbolic status and no political connotations.