Posted by: ae | March 9, 2010

International Women’s Day

Yesterday, Monday, March 8, was International Women’s Day. Around the world, individual women and womanhood were honoured, celebrated, and remembered. Yet it is also a day to acknowledge that millions of women worldwide continue to be socially, economically, and politically oppressed and that the fight for equality, justice, and peace has not ended.

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. In some countries, such as China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, International Women’s Day is an offical holiday.

In Canada, Metro News, in partnership with CARE, distributed 30,000 strings to readers across the country.

If you missed Women’s Day, there are still ways to get involved and on many different levels.

1. Show a woman in your life your appreciation and admiration.

2. Get involved with global organizations, such as CARE at http://care.ca/main/index.php?IWDactions

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Responses

  1. How come its not an official holiday in Canada? Does this have to do with the number of rights women hold now or perhaps our stuggle was not as significant or burdensome as the other countries listed?

    • Or perhaps…we have enough official holidays in Canada!


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