How 100,000 Russian women helped create International Women’s Day 100 years ago

A march by tens of thousands of women led to the downfall of the Russian empire.

Celebrated worldwide, International Women’s Day marks all the progress women have made in the battle for equal rights and acknowledges how far they still have to go.

Women across the globe are honouring the day in their own ways.

In the US many are participating in the #ADayWithoutWomen strike against Donald Trump, which has forced two US school districts to close their schools for the day because so many female teachers were going to strike. Around 25,000 students are affected.

This strike is the latest in a long history of industrial action by women, but it was one march that happened exactly 100 years ago that has arguably had the greatest impact.

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