Saturday, 8 March 2014

International Women's Day

8th March annually since 1975

This day in history...International Women's Day was recognised by the United Nations

International Women's Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate, appreciate and recognise the achievements and progress of women in social, political and economic aspects of life. It has a long history originating in the 1900s in the U.S. and has since grown to become a national holiday in some countries, including; Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The UN drew close attention to the Women's Day by calling for an International Women's Year in 1975 and establishing the annual celebration on the 8th March - there are some discrepancies in when the day was set and who by, but for the sake of this blog we'll say it was the UN in 1975. 

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Instead of going into detail into the history of International Women's Day, which you can easily find anywhere online, today's blog is going to emphasise the true aims of IWD and look at some inspirational women.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
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Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
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Malala Yousafzai (1997 - ) 
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