INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011
From the IWD site:
When: Tuesday 8 March 2011
What: International Women’s Day (8 March) 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.
Why: 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 firstInternational Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year. Let’s reinvent opportunity for working women and all women
The 2011 IWD theme is: Equal access to education, training and science and Technology: Pathway to decent work for women.