On today’s date in 1975, the Canadian delegation attended the opening of the world conference on International Women’s Year.
The next month, on July 14, Canada Post issued an eight-cent deep yellow/grey/black stamp (CS Scott # 668) as part of its United Nations International Women’s Year issue. Printed by the British American Bank Note Company, the stamps have 13-plus perforations and general tagging along two opposite sides, measuing 25 x 30 mm (vertical).
The year 1975 was designated International Women’s Year by the United Nations. Since then, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day. Meanwhile, the United Nations Decade for Women (1976–1985) was also established.