International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. It is an international day highlighting the fight for women's rights and in particular for the end of inequalities in relation to men.

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The date of International Women's Day is closely linked to the general strike and demonstrations of Russian women, in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), on February 23, 1917.

The first country to grant women the right to vote was New Zealand in 1893.

In 1920, for the first time in the world, the Egyptian Society of Physicians challenged tradition by denouncing the deleterious effects of female genital mutilation on women's health.

Source: UN