Our very own Cheryl Young is featured in IOM Newspapers article - WOMANN, to celebrate wonderful women in the Isle of Man.
In view of the struggles women and their families are facing in Ukraine at the moment here is a little history on International Women’s Day.
Between 1913 and 1914, women in Russia observed their first Women's Day on February 22nd February 1917 (according to the Julian calendar as followed by Russia then) was declared as International Women's Day by the protesters in Petrograd, now called St Petersburg.
The event developed as a lockout took place at a factory. The next day, workers in fifty factories called a strike in solidarity.
Later, it was decided that March 8 can be a globally accepted day to celebrate IWD as March 8 has daylight savings time in various northern hemisphere territories, so it aligns with International Women's Day for them.
International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations in 1975.
Each and every day, we are surrounded by women showing incredible strength, determination and resilience. This is not only from our very own Hospice Team but also from our patients, their families and their carers.