In January, the local government in Berlin declared International Women’s Day a public holiday, meaning most people are off today across the city.
Although Women’s Day has a lengthy history — it’s been celebrated across the world in some form for more than 100 years, and was adopted formally by the United Nations in 1975 — Berlin is the first German state to elevate it to official status. We talked to women across the city to get their take on its new significance.
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