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International Women's Day

Posted by WICID Giggler from Rhondda Cynon Taff
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Date:
Friday, 8th March 2013
Age Restrictions:
No Min Age

International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then, in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February 1909. A year later, the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen approved a call for an International Women's Day to campaign for women's rights. Now, annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events, through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

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