Women’s History Month - Movements and Movies
International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, began in the early 1900s. In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City demanding better working conditions, and voting rights. In 1911, thousands rallied for women’s rights on the same day in several European countries, marking the first International Women’s Day. Some say the day kicked off the February Revolution in Russia in 1917. But no one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network, or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere, including WIFSFBA. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist, and activist once explained "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
The following three films describe essential international women's movements that changed history.