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International Women's Day - Poster of the Week

Updated: Apr 27

If Women Do Not Stand Up

Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD)

Offset, Circa 2013

New Delhi, India


Translation: "If Women Do Not Stand Up, Their Oppression Will Increase"

Today is International Women’s Day, and from Iran to Tennessee, women are fighting for their rights to live beyond laws that oppress their ability to live freely.

On March 8, 1857, women from the garment and textile industry in New York demonstrated to protest low wages, the 12-hour workday and increasing workloads. They asked for improved working conditions and equal pay for all working women. Their march was dispersed by the police. Some of the women were arrested and some were injured. Three years later, in March 1860, these women formed their own union and again called for their demands to be met.