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Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day
International Women's Day
Poster for Women's Day, March 8, 1914
Observed by Worldwide
Type International
Significance Civil awareness day
Women and girls day
Anti-sexism day
Positive Discrimination Day
Date March 8 (annually)
Related to Mother's Day, Universal Children's Day, International Men's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year.[1] In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

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Barabell
by Barbara on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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Very fitting that the Violence Against Women Act was signed this week!

LuckyMom822
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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Girl Power 


woohoo

Barabell
by Barbara on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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we rock

Barabell
by Barbara on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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moms rock

MrsBLB
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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woohoo

MrsBLB
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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We sure do!!!

Quoting Barabell:

moms rock


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by Queen25Princes on Mar. 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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Yay!
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