On March the 8th in the city of Manhattan in 1911 over one hundred women who worked in a textile company died while on a strike demanding more security and better health in the workplace and protesting low wages.
It is said that the factory owners had locked the doors so that workers could not communicate with women trade unionists. The building burned become a death trap.
It is said that purple fabric was woven, so it became the color of the women's movement. This helped raise awareness and bring women from different countries who demanded the same rights. Year after year men and women around the world take to the streets to this day, still insist on new conditions for the consecición of a more egalitarian and more just.
Since 1975, International Year of Women, International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 to commemorate the historic struggle to improve women's lives. " It is celebrated around the world locally and nationally.