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Here's what to know about International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,

The day also calls for action to advance gender equality. 

The day was born out of the women’s rights movement in industrializing countries during the early 1900s. 

The Socialist Party of America first declared National Women’s Day in 1909. 

It would be observed on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

In 1910, at the second International Conference of Working Women, the idea of an International Women’s Day was proposed and approved. 

The day would be observed for the first time the following year on March 19, 1911 in several European countries. 

The United Nations first recognized International Women’s Day in 1975.

This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias and asks the world to call out instances of bias against women in the workplace, at school and at home. 

People have Traditionally Worn Purple On International Women’s Day. 

Purple, along with green and white are considered the colors of International Women’s Day, according to the website.

These colors have roots in the United Kingdom’s Women’s Social and Political Union from the early 1900’s.

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