International Women's Day & Women’s SAMBO

8 March 2024 FIAS
International Women's Day & Women’s SAMBO

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political.

History of women's rights

The first milestone in the history of women's rights occurred in the United States in 1848. Indignant over women's being barred from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott congregated a few hundred people at their nation's first women's rights convention in New York. Together, they demanded civil, social, political, and religious rights for women in a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. A movement was born.

In 1893 , New Zealand became the first nation in the world to enshrine universal women's suffrage.

The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.

Against the backdrop of the First World War, women in Russia chose to protest and strike for "Bread and Peace" on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.

In 1984, Australia introduced the world's first Women's Budget Statement, paving the way for many others to follow suit.

One of the most recent jurisdictions to acknowledge women's full right to vote was Bhutan in 2008 (its first national elections). Relatively recently, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia let Saudi women vote and run for office for the first time in the 2015 local elections.

History of women's SAMBO

Throughout human history, women's participation in fights has been minimal. The situation began to change closer to the beginning of the 20th century, with the development of the movement for equal rights for women and men in all types of activities and the inclusion of martial arts in the Olympic Games program.

The origin of women's SAMBO in the Soviet Union began in the early 30s of the last century in all physical education institutions of the country. The first group of women's SAMBO was organized at the Moscow school in 1938. These girls became the founders of women's SAMBO in Russia. The first official competitions between training groups of SAMBO wrestlers were held in 1970, SAMBO wrestling competitions attracted a large number of spectators, all of them noted the high entertainment and aesthetics of the tournament. The first World SAMBO Championships for women were held in 1983 in Madrid, Spain.

In recent decades, the rapidly growing interest in women's martial arts, both from participants and spectators, has been especially noticeable. Modern SAMBO competitions among women are highly entertaining and women are presented in same number of weight categories as men.

One of the main motivations for women (as well as men) to try martial arts is the desire to try something new.

In 2015, women took part in Combat SAMBO competitions for the first time at the official Paris Grand Prix tournament. At the continental championships, women entered the fight for medals in Combat SAMBO for the first time in Pan America, as well as in Asia and Oceania.

In 2024, women's combat sambo will become part of all continental championships and World Sambo Cups, and moreover, the World SAMBO Championships! Next year it will be presented at the 2025 World Games in the People's Republic of China.

International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries. The growing international women's movement, strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

Women and girls have made significant gains – demolishing barriers, dismantling stereotypes, and driving progress toward a more just and equal world.

SAMBO for girls also offers an excellent opportunity to free themselves from stereotypes and prejudices that women can face daily.

The International SAMBO Federation congratulates women worldwide, celebrating their achievements, acknowledging their natural strengths, and recognizing their significant impact on the world!

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