Tuesday, February 3, 2009

International Women's Day: 8 March 2009

Hi Everyone, International Women's Day 2009 is fast approaching. If you are looking for events to go to, or you would like to list your organisation's event, or you would just like to read more about the history of IWD or what everyone else is planning, take a look at the International Women's Day site.

"There are currently 162 events planned from over 18 different countries. International Women's Day (IWD) is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The first International Women's Day was run in 1911 so in just a few years time 2011 sees the IWD Global Centenary. In some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I thought you might like to know that Amnesty UK is focusing on violence against women for International Women’s Day.

We’re asking people to change their Facebook status, Myspace headline and tweet to raise awareness of the fact that each year, around 1 in 10 women in Britain experience rape or other violence. Check out www.oneten.org.uk

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