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Sunday, March 8, 2009

International Woman's Day

"International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world each year on March 8th. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also an important occasion to celebrate the achievements and gains made by women and to focus on the job still to do in working towards equality for women around the world.

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity for communities to recognize and celebrate local women’s achievements and the contribution they continue to make to their area"

A little history

"The history of International Women's Day is a history of taking action. The event originated in 1908 when women garment makers in New York demonstrated to demand better working conditions. They worked in appalling conditions, earned half of men's wages, died prematurely from poor health and didn't have the right to vote.

In 1910 an international conference of women resolved that each year a day should be set aside to press for women's demands. Since then International Women's Day (IWD) has been celebrated around the world each year on March 8. From its inception International Women's Day has stood for equality between women and men."

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