As an all-female team here at fabulous, we are proud supporters of International Women’s Day! This International Women’s Day, the theme is “Balance for Better”. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress equality between the sexes. 

The international women's movement over the years

  • The first National Women’s day started in 1909 in the United States by the American Socialist Party in New York to honour garment workers who protested against working conditions. 
  • In 1913-14 this movement became a mechanism to protest World War 1 as part of a peace movement. In Russia 1917, women were granted the right to vote by the government following a strike for ‘Bread and Peace’.
  • 1918 was the year British women over the age of 30 were allowed to vote by the Representation of people Act.
  • In 1928 the Conservative government gave women over the age of 21 the right to vote, equal to men.
  • During International Women’s year the United Nations started to celebrate the day on the 8th of March which began in 1975.
  • In 1995, 189 governments signed a ‘Platform for Action’ which focused on 12 areas including: politics, education, having an income and to live in a violence and discrimination free society.
  • “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls” was launched in 2014 to address gender equality.

If you’d like some meaningful jewellery to celebrate International Women’s Day, take a look at our full edit of female empowerment jewellery. Here are a few of our favourite pieces...

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