Sunday, March 08, 2009

International Women's Day
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th. Hundreds of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. One hundred years ago in the USA a National Women's Day was held and this was followed up in 1910 when Clara Zetkin tabled the idea of an International celebration. In some countries a common theme is followed and this year that theme is 'Women and men united to end violence against women and girls'. Link through image to IWD site. Today is also my sister's birthday. :-)

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Paul said...

Happy birthday to Span's sister (is that a relative or have you come over all sisterhood!). Anyway, in an age where certain societies (i.e those under Taliban control and in some sub-Sahara countries) regard women as chattels and have little or no rights we should be grateful that we are a little more enlightened.

Span Ows said...

blood sister as in real sister not 'yo ma blurd sister'

Indeed, re being grateful...