jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011


March 8th Commemorates Womens Rights and Peace

International Womens Day is an occasion and celebrated on 8 March all over the world. Women’s Day date (8 March) is also venerated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women from all continents often segregated by linguistic, cultural, ethnic, financial and political distinctions. Women have been started at least ten decades of struggle for social equality, social justice, peace and development.


The history of International Womens Day is the event originated in 1908. In New York, women garment makers proved to demand better working conditions in the company. The Women has worked in very bad conditions and also earned half of men's wages. They died too early from deprived health. They did not have the right to vote.

In 1910, an international conference of women determined that each year a day should be set aside to press for women's demands. International Womens Day stands for equality between women and men.

At this time in England, women were demanded the right to vote. They stands for their slogan "Give Women the Vote" to struggle for women to obtain social equalities.

So International Women’s Day is remembered the battles for a long fought to build a society that is fair to all its members in a society in which diversity, tolerance, safety, social justice and social equality between women and men. And Women celebrated what they have done and are can do.

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.

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

- 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all

- 2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls

- 2008: Investing in Women and Girls

- 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls

- 2006: Women in decision-making

- 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future

- 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS

- 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

- 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities

- 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts

- 2000: Women Uniting for Peace

- 1999: World Free of Violence against Women

- 1998: Women and Human Rights

- 1997: Women at the Peace Table

- 1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future

- 1975: First IWD celebrated by the United Nations

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