08 March 2013

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March 8, 2013 International Women’s Day Equals Photo Series

March 8, 2013 International Women’s Day Equals Photo Series

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a big, beautiful celebration of women’s strengths and achievements. It’s honored in many different ways around the world. It’s lauded by women’s groups, and the date is commemorated at the United Nations.

In China and 14 other countries, people get the day off work; in Bosnia and Italy, women are given flowers by their brothers, husbands and fathers; and in Cameroon, women dance in the streets showing off outfits made from Women’s Day fabric.

The UN explains it perfectly as, “the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men”.

It’s a day that’s as relevant today, as it was when it was first marked in 1911. Back then, an impressive one million women and men attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland all demanding the right for women to vote, hold public office, work, and have equal pay.

But whilst it’s a day of celebration, it’s also a rallying cry.
It’s a time to ask ourselves big, important questions about how a woman’s life really compares to that of a man’s. And not just here; but all around the world.

Because although impressive life-changing advances have been made since that momentous day in 1911, there’s still quite a way to go.

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Friday, March 08, 2013

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MEcoy March 08, 2013  

i support such advocacy

BK Chowla, March 09, 2013  

Happy womens day to all the lovely ladies in the universe

rudraprayaga March 09, 2013  

If the war is between women and women it is well and good. Otherwise.....Women cannot build the world alone and so also men.They are complementary.A man and woman of same weight cannot have equal muscle power. though they can be of equal I.Q,E.Q etc.Nice post.

Usha March 10, 2013  

Thank you for making post on women's day...wishing more equality and power to all women in the world.