Who Was Clara Zetkin?
If you read up on your International Women’s Day history, you will undoubtedly come across the name Clara Zetkin. She played a major role in the women’s suffrage movement in Germany as part of the Social Democratic Party, where she acted as the leader of the Women’s Office in 1907.
In 1910, she was one of a handful of ladies to propose a special day dedicated to women and the promotion of equal rights after hearing about the National Woman’s Day march held in America a year earlier. International Women’s Day kicked off in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland the following year.