March 8 : International Women’s Day

Plan an event for International Women’s day. Lots of ideas at  their site.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2011 Theme

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Organisations, governments and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.

Some years have seen global IWD themes honoured around the world, while in other years groups have preferred to ‘localise’ their own themes to make them more specific and relevant.

THEME: So while many people may think there is one global theme each year, this is not always correct. It is completely up to each country and group as to what appropriate theme they select.

Below are some of the global United Nation themes used for International Women’s Day to date:

– 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women

arrow right I especially like the historical chronology on their About page. Suffragettes declared the first International Women’s day in 1911. Bravo! And in some countries, IWD is celebrated as a holiday.

Of course, this is not a single day or month of the year.  But it is a time to regroup, plan new goals, target new accomplishments, celebrate the work of the many women who came before us.  If you do plan an event, post it to the comments section. We’d love to know.


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