International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. There was no specific strike happening on March 8, despite later claims. POPCRU members will participate in events that will be coordinated by COSATU and WFTU.