How posters helped raise awareness of women's rights movements - II

For more than two centuries, it has become customary to use posters to raise awareness, convey and spread messages, and gain support and influence public opinion. Posters, usually printed in large dimensions and as a combination of images and words, are a rich form of visual arts that showcase global concerns, popular taste, and artistic and technological advances.

To create a poster, the designer can use various visual elements such as symbols, writings, illustrations, diagrams and photos. But in the end, what is important in designing a poster is clear and quick messaging.

International Women’s Day

March 8-March 17 is International Women’s Day. The history of naming this day goes back to February 1908 in New York, when thousands of women workers in the garment industry went on strike and marched to protest their working conditions. On February 28, 1909, on the first anniversary of these strikes that lasted more than a year, the Socialist Party of America named this day “National Woman’s Day”. In 1910, Clara Zetkin, a German activist and socialist, in a passionate speech at the “International Conference of Working Women” called for the universalization of Women’s Day, but despite the agreement of the members, no specific day was set for it. Just as Zetkin’s idea was spreading in Europe, Russia (which had established International Women’s Day in 1913) was struggling with unrest. In Petrograd, the capital of Russia, a large demonstration was held to protest the lack of food, with women at the forefront. This demonstration, which began on International Women’s Day, February 23, 1917, equal to March 8 in the Russian calendar, led to a massive labor strike and, ultimately, the fall of the tsarist regime.



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