ARAB – Working Paper







International Women's Day is one of the socialist inventions that have spread and become a successful feminist celebration all over the world. The significance of International Women's Day has certainly changed since its inception when it was intended to function as an international day for agitating for women's suffrage to when it became an official United Nations Day in the 1970s to the present day when it is used by major companies to celebrate their outstanding female employee.

International Women’s Day: A Prism for Women’s Political Work


Clara Zetkin has sent letters sent both to the Social Democratic women’s organization and to leading Social Democrats in Sweden. There are only a handful of letters, but those to the representatives of the women’s organization tell a lot about the character of and conditions for women’s international work. Networking with men from the movement was often essential for women in order to develop their own organizations and groups and Zetkin’s letters to male leaders of the labour movement illustrate this.

Letters from Clara Zetkin