History teaches us the importance of remembering and celebrating International Women's Day. In the Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, 146 young women suffered horrific deaths at this New York City garment factory. It took a tragedy of this magnitude for authorities to begin to consider safety regulations and fire codes, and to highlight the appalling working conditions of thousands of workers. Shocking as the carnage was, the fire did not convince authorities or employers to deal with all the workplace injustices facing women -- who laboured for less pay and were more exploited than men. These sorts of conditions still exist in developing countries where manufacturers now locate to avoid improved workplace health and safety regulations and paying decent wages.