How International Women’s Day is celebrated in The Liberties

International Women’s Day globally celebrates the achievements women have made in social, economic and political aspects.

This day has been celebrated for over a century and occurs every year on the 8th of March.

Brief history of International Women’s Day

Back in the early 1900’s equality for women was nonexistent. They received less pay than men and had no voting rights.

Women then began to fight for equality and for their voices to be heard. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City where they demanded their rights.

In 1910, Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the social democratic party in Germany, introduced the idea of an international women’s day, which was agreed and honoured in 1911.

In 1975, International Women’s Day was celebrated by the United Nations for the first time ever.

Today, we see women in male-dominated occupations such as scientists, politicians, doctors, engineers and much more.

International Women’s Day is widely celebrated to honour women and their achievements. The Liberties is one of these areas that show their appreciation to the day. The area is packed with talks and events throughout the days of the 8th and 9th of March.

For the first time, an International Women’s Day festival will take place in the area on the 8th and 9th of March. 

Artistic Liberties, Liberties Cultural Association, Little Flower Centre and the Hyatt Centric Hotel are all partnering together to bring this festival to the area which will include a historical walk. 

Anne Devlin, Irish Republican. Photo Credits: Leigh O’Reilly Hughes

The Little Flower Centre will also have talks that celebrate powerful women that have come from the area. This will take place on Sunday 8th of March.

There will also be an exhibition of Women Of The Liberties in Art. This will also take place Sunday the 8th of March in Newmarket Square at 3pm.

Lucky’s on Meath Street are holding an event to celebrate the evening on the 8th of March. It will include cocktails, DJs and prizes.

These are just some of the events taking place in The Liberties that honour and acknowledge the accomplishments that women have gained not only in the area, but around the world.

Head down to The Liberties to celebrate International Women’s Day the way it should be.

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