On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
International Women's Day celebrated today 8 March, is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.
I never forget that March 8th is International Women's Day.... not because I am consciencious of such a powerful day... but because it was the day we lost a very powerful woman... my mom.
We still miss you every day mom, but your strength, sense of humor, and many other traits live proudly in your kids and grandkids and great grandkid!
Aurore Martha Boudreau Admond