Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day, 100th Anniversary!

Depending in what part of the world you live, march 7th or 8th, International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year.

The above information was taken from the International Women's Day website. Learn more about this wonderful event, it's history and how it is being celebrated around the world!
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