International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2012 | Miscellaneous

Today is International Women’s Day – a day which has been observed since in the early 1900’s, when not just the population was booming, but also the rise of radical idealogies.

According to the IWD website, “IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.”

On 8th March, events are held all over the world to celebrate and inspire women. These diverse events in local communities connect women across the world and include political rallies, networking events, craft markets and theatrical performances.

Find out more about IWD at www.internationalwomensday.com.
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