In this 2018 full of news, we won’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the International Women’s Day in Rawsen Style! Actually for us March 8th is not a different day from the others. Rather, we want to celebrate it because our collection is, as we have already told you in this article of our blog, a hymn to the female figures of Greek mythology!
March 8th celebrations? Some say yes, some do less
The tendency of the last few years is to consider March 8th a day like many others. Or, rather, a day of protest instead of a day of celebration. Just think about the strong call to #PressforProgress, #TimesUp and #MeToo of the International Womens’ Day community.
Besides political positions, demonstrations and different views, one thing’s for sure: March 8th is no longer an occasion to go out with “your girls” and have a “girls’ night”. Nowadays March 8th is something more: it’s the International Women’s Day. But why do we call it like this?
International Women’s Day: a little history
We are used to celebrate March 8th, but many of us don’t know the roots of this world event, nor why we call it the International Women’s Day.
What are the historical events that led to the choice of March 8th as a day dedicated to all women in the world? Is it really true that it is a way to remember the burning of the New York textile factory in 1908? Not at all.
We want to celebrate the International Women’s Day in Rawsen Style. How? Showing the the United Nations website chronology about the history of the Day. To remember what important steps have been taken up to now … and to reflect on how much there is still to be done.
- February 1909: the Socialist Party of America designates the first “Women’s Day”. To honor women who demonstrated against working conditions in New York and to support the movement for women’s rights. From 1909 every last Sunday of February is dedicated to Womens’ Day.
- August 1910: the Socialist International establishes the annual International Woman’s Day during the International Woman’s Conference in Copenhagen. However, no indications were given regarding the specific date on which the women’s voting rights movement would have been celebrated.
- March-May 1911: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France and Sweden celebrate the International Woman’s Day for the first time. The event is not replicated in subsequent years.
- March 1913: the Bolshevik Party organizes a demonstration for women’s rights in St. Petersburg.
- 1914-1917: the celebrations are interrupted because of the First World War.
- 8 March 1917: women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
- March 1922: Italy celebrates the first International Women’s Day.
- 1975: the UN proclaims the opening of the “International Year of Women” and chooses March 8th to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
- 1995: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted during the World Conference on Women in Beijing. This document identifies twelve issues that represent an obstacle to the worldwide improvement of women social conditions.
- Women and Poverty
- Education and Training of Women
- Women and Health
- Violence against Women
- Women and Armed Conflict
- Women and the Economy
- Women in Power and Decision-making
- Institutional Mechanism for the Advancement of Women
- Human Rights of Women
- Women and the Media
- Women and the Environment
- The Girl-child
The International Women’s Day by Rawsen
Rawsen can’t help but join the celebrations of International Women’s Day. Because we want to remember the strength, the elegance and the style with which millions of women have always fought for civil rights.
For an International Women’s Day in Rawsen Style, we recommend our Women’s Collection: sterling silver jewelry for strong women, who are strongly tied up together. It is no coincidence that our rings carry the names of the nymphs of Greek mythology: nymphs are examples of self-determination, freedom and power of Nature.
Some examples? Agrostine, the nymphs protecting the fields that produce the sustenance necessary for humanity. Aloniadi, (Auloniades) the nymphs of valley pastures and glens). Alseidi (Alseids), the nymphs of the woods, terrifying or taking care for the strangers who crossed the forests.
You’ll find all that and more in our Rawsen Silver Jewelry Collection. Visit our page, but not to feel like a goddess. Rather to remember the connection with Nature and the Natural power that is inside of you!
Happy International Women’s Day from Rawsen!