MIA: Subject: Women: International Women's Day


International Women’s Day (March 8)

International Women's Day marked by US unions Clara Zetkin

In 1908, the U.S. Socialist Party’s formed a Woman’s National Committee which called for the Party to designate a day each year to campaign for women’s suffrage. “National Woman's Day” began in 1909. Inspired by the U.S. events, European socialist leaders initiated what would later be known as International Women’s Day with a proposal unanimously passed at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women held in Copenhagen, August 26-27, 1910.

International Women’s Day in the M.I.A. Encyclopedia

Report of The International Socialist Women's Conference 1907.

Women’s Day, by Alexandra Kollontai, 17 Feb., 1913

International Women’s Day. A Militant Celebration, by Alexandra Kollontai, 1920

Alexandra Kollontai

The First International Conference of Socialist Women - Stuttgart. 1907, by Alexandra Kollontai

On International Women’s Day, Lenin, Pravda, March 4, 1920

International Working Women’s Day, Lenin, Pravda, March 4, 1921

Marxist Women versus Bourgeois Feminism, Hal Draper and Anne G. Lipow, 1976

International Women's Day and Working Class History, Lynn Beaton, 1986

International Women's Day. Defend the Gains of October, Lynn Beaton, 1987


Belmore Park, Sydney on IWD, 1929 in support of the wives of striking timber workers. The speaker is Jean Thompson Strike in Queensland 1912

History of the modern Women's Liberation Movement

Marxists Internet Archive Library of Feminist Writers

Archives of Women of the Socialist International

Dora Montefiore (1851-1933)
Eleanor Marx (1855-1898)
Clara Zetkin (1857-1933)
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919)
Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952)