Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8.
This year we are celebrating the 101st International Women’s Day
Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
The Independent on Sunday published an article
Where in the world is the best place to be a women?
and the answer is
I notice The NewZealand Herald had the same article and added the quote:
“From London to Lahore,” says Oxfam, “inequality between men and women persists.”
International Women’s Day 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. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
A list of events in the UK
In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women’s full and equal participation.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty
A fantastic theme!
Which women involved in the Great Outdoors inspire you ?