The streets of New York and violence against women
On March 8, 1908, when the sun rose in the city of New York, the United States, thousands of young girls and working women came out on the streets. No one expected that the streets of New York would be filled with beautiful women. The right to protest was not available. According to an estimate, more than 15,000 women took to the streets for the first time to protest, their demand was to increase their salaries and give them the right to vote. The women's protest had just begun when the New York police began to brutalize them with full force and brutality.
They began to drag them through the streets, they began to throw sticks at them indiscriminately, young girls were tied to the back of their horses and they started to roam the streets of New York, many women were imprisoned and tortured. kept calling but no one had the courage to stop the police from doing so. A year before this incident, on March 8, 1907, in New York, when women workers in the garment industry demanded reasonable wages compared to men. When they tried to protest by demanding, the police also failed it, but the police of New York probably did not know that the strong protest of women in 1908 and the stories of oppression and violence against them, as a result, were women. A new date will be set regarding the rights of
After this incident of oppression and violence against women, National Women's Day was celebrated for the first time by the Socialist Party of America on February 28, 1909. In 1910, the Second World Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen, in which 100 women from 17 countries participated. In the conference, the female leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, "Clara Zetkin" proposed to celebrate International Women's Day, which was approved and decided to be celebrated on March 8 every year as International Women's Day. In 1975. For the first time, the United Nations celebrated the International Women's Year. Later, in 1977, the United Nations General Assembly approved the regular celebration of this day, after which the United Nations member countries started celebrating the International Women's Day on March 8 every year. One of the reasons for celebrating International Women's Day is that during the First World War, Russian women went on strike demanding "bread and peace" and four days later, the then Russian leader had to leave his government. Russian women started the strike on February 23rd according to the Julian calendar and according to the current calendar 8th March falls accordingly, it is said that 8th March is celebrated as International Women's Day. The theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality" (DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality). According to the United Nations report, despite the fact that half of the world's population consists of women, 37 percent of women are deprived of using the Internet.
The report states that less than 259 million women have access to the Internet compared to men. In 2022, 63% of women used the Internet compared to 69% of men. In 2050, 75% of jobs will be related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but only 22% of women are working in these fields due to distance from the Internet. Surveys conducted in 51 countries of the world. According to 38% of women are facing online violence. To promote digital education and technology among women, the United Nations has organized a special program on "UN Web TV" on the occasion of International Women's Day, which is being watched around the world. Women can join live from. In Pakistan too, the promotion of internet access for women with safety is the main need of the present time.