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International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2010

Read Marie's blog and articles on International Women's Day, March 8.

In celebration of International Women's Day, read Marie's blog "Women's Work Is Never Done" and the two following articles.

March 8, 2010

Women's Day

by Katherine Marshall, The Washington Post

(THE WASHINGTON POST) -- A hundred years ago a feisty group of women met in Copenhagen and voted unanimously to launch an International Women's Day on March 8. The idea took. Today, some 15 countries celebrate it as a national holiday, and thousands of events worldwide put women's issues in the spotlight. Women are, after all, half the population, so the day has mutated into a month of events.

This year, the Global Network of Women of Faith took advantage of the energy around a bevy of United Nations-sponsored events on gender issues to launch a summit on "restoring dignity" for women's month. The hot topic was violence against women and girls.

Read the full story.

March 16, 2010

The First International Women's Day


(INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY.COM) -- [ . . .] Success of the first International Women's Day in 1911 exceeded all expectation.

Meetings were organized everywhere in small towns and even the villages halls were packed so full that male workers were asked to give up their places for women.

Men stayed at home with their children for a change, and their wives, the captive housewives, went to meetings.

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