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International Working Women's Day

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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International (Working) Women's Day

When : March 8th    

 International Women's Day is sponsored worldwide by the United Nations. The roots of this celebration goes back to the late 1800's to early 1900s. It grew from women's socialist movements and early women's trade union groups.


The first International Women's Day was held March 19, 1911. Women socialists and trade unions held an earlier Women's Day on the last Sunday in February, 1908. The event grew from there and has been celebrated annually since. The focus is upon women workers, and advancing women's rights in  the workforce, politics and society.


More Information:

UN's International Women's Day

The History of IWD

International Women in Australia

International Women in Scotland


by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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jennient3
by Jennie on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM
I'm sure glad things have changed
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ckroch
by Colleen on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM
My friends in Romania- I guess it's really celebrated there. The bars & clubs party to celebrate it.
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