“International Women’s Day”

In 1977, the United Nations marked March 8 as “International Women’s Day” to promote political and social awareness of struggles of women and gender equality around the world.  Originally based on “International Working Women’s Day,” which was first observed in New York on February 28, 1909, “International Women’s Day” is marked around the globe on March 8 to promote women’s and gender equality.

The Guardian of Manchester invited its readers on March 8 to follow some of the events being held in various countries in conjunction with “International Women’s Day”:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2016/mar/08/international-womens-day-around-the-world-in-pictures

 

 

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“International Women’s Day”

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