International Women’s Day, 8 March, is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. It was recognised as an international day by the United Nations in 1975.
International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.
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For International Women’s Day 2017, the International Women’s Day website are asking people to “take groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women. “With women, men and non-binary people joining forces, each one of us can be a … Continue reading →
International Women’s Day (held annually on March 8) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history … Continue reading →
The following resources might be useful for anyone planning an event on International Women’s Day 8 March. United Nations Women’s Day Website www.un.org/en/events/womensday/ International Women’s Day Main Website International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of … Continue reading →
Below is the speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson entitled “HeForShe” on International Women’s Day 2016.Continue reading →
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