08 March 2014 – 14 March 2014
Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Exactly 104 years ago, at the Copenhagen conference of women socialists, Klara Cetkin’s proposal “to claim the 8th of March as a day of active solidarity of women, the day that will connect all women of the world in the struggle for their rights and full freedom of all peoples.” Three years after this conference, in 1913 in Sarajevo, women of Bosnia and Herzegovina held the first “celebration of women’s day” which was attended by about 2,000 women.
From that day until today, the struggle for political, social and economic rights of women continues, and every victory represents another step on the road to equality. Often these victories are challenged and neglected. The rights that were once achieved are again being questioned, and through their struggle women are again faced with new/old obstacles. This year, for the second time in a row, on our fourth birthday, we ask ourselves: What has our struggle given us?
Long live the 8th of March, an international women’s day!