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One month before International Women’s Day on March 8, an official state holiday widely celebrated in Ukraine, a public discussion broke out on whether Ukraine should reshape the popular holiday or even drop it altogether.

It all began when the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory published a bill, drafted by its experts, that proposes to reorganize state holidays in Ukraine. In particular, the draft law eliminates a couple of holidays: International Workers’ Day (celebrated on May 1-2), and International Women’s Day (March 8).

“These international days were declared holidays in Ukraine during the first years of the Bolshevik regime, and they were introduced to support the then-current social and political movements,” the draft law reads.

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Do we have a men's day? Why, then, do we need a women's day? Human rights are for all.

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