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  International Women's Day
International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.
The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.
Increasingly, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.
www.un.org /ecosocdev/geninfo/women/womday97.htm   (846 words)

 International Women's Day
Women in every country, often divided by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate this important date that represents equality, justice, peace and development.
International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women seeking to participate equally in society on an equal footing with men.
Increasingly, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the his
www.internationalwomensday.com /about.asp   (737 words)

 Frontline 19 - International Womens Day — Celebrating Struggle
Although women’s wages were, then as now, lower than men’s and they could thus only have benefited from organizing with their fellow workers, fewer women tended to get involved in Mayday demonstrations due to both concern over potential violence from the police and the gendered nature of trade union organization.
She quickly found herself debating the way forward with both other socialists and the women’s suffrage movement, much of the debate being around a recognizable theme: whether, in the fight for the emancipation of the working class as a whole, it was necessary in the short term to sacrifice some aspects and prioritise others.
It was used as a day to highlight continuing inequalities and injustices and rise against them, and on that day in 1917 women voiced the connection between “bread and butter” issues (literally) and international issues.
www.redflag.org.uk /frontline/19/19iwd.html   (2580 words)

 Amnesty International - International Womens Day 1999
Amnesty International was informed that she was kept in a single room under armed guard and that she did not have a history of violence or of attempts to escape.
International standards restrict the use of restraints to situations where they are necessary to prevent escape or to prevent prisoners from injuring themselves or others or from damaging property.
Amnesty International calls on federal, state and local governments and authorities to take urgent action to ensure that the laws, regulations, policies and practices for which they are responsible rigorously conform to international standards and respect the human rights of women deprived of their liberty.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/intcam/women/report0.html   (1026 words)

 women: international womens' day 2006
To mark International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, the Committee for a Workers’ International is publishing a collection of nine articles contributed by members of our sections across the globe.
International Women’s Day is a chance to salute the sacrifices made by the great pioneers of the cause of working and poor women as well as the thousands of nameless heroines who have been persecuted for their efforts.
Neither of these women, brave as they may be, will adopt socialist policies — the only ones capable of ending the rule of the rich and super-rich and lifting the economic and social burdens that weigh down on the majority of women throughout their two continents.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2006/03/01iwd.html   (1456 words)

 International Womens Day
Several factors conspire to keep women out of negotiations that affect their lives: The majority are illiterate and they lack confidence and mobility.
Women's Voices was designed to give women a chance to tell their stories, in their own words, through the video camera.
Nevertheless, the women made the necessary adjustments to their lives and got on with the task, finding time in their hectic schedules to go for training and fit in the shooting programme.
www.nationaudio.com /News/DailyNation/womensday2002/women3.html   (888 words)

 Our International Womens Day Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
International Womens Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.
The idea of having an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion.
www.holiday-info-central.com /womensday.html   (366 words)

 International Women’s Day
Following four days of the revolt (Historic Sunday), the Czar was forced to withdraw and women were granted the right to vote.
It is estimated that the number of cervical cancer deaths in women in India is likely to rise to 79,000 by the year 2010, while the number of deaths due to breast cancer and oral cancer would rise to 59,000 and 53,000 respectively.
Hot Flashes affect 65-80% of women in the menopausal years, which usually arrives between the ages of 44 and 55, and represent the typical manifestation of menopause.
www.medindia.net /healthday/womensday.asp   (573 words)

 Women's Day
In St Petersburg this day was marked by a call for a campaign against women workers' lack of economic and political rights, for the unity of the working class, and for the awakening of self-consciousness among women workers.
However, as working-class women entered the ranks of those who sell their labour, forced onto the labour market by need, by the fact that husband or father is unemployed, working men became aware that to leave women behind in the ranks of the 'non-class-conscious' was to damage their cause and hold it back.
Women's Days and the slow, meticulous work undertaken to arouse the self-consciousness of the woman worker are serving the cause not of the division but of the unification of the working class.
www.marxists.org /archive/kollonta/works/womday.htm   (1288 words)

 What is International Womens Day
International Women's Day (8th March) is a day for asserting women's political and social rights, and for celebrating women's contributions to society.
Women's rights to work, to be educated, to control their own fertility, health, relationships and income, and to participate in the political process, are restricted to a greater or lesser degree, in every continent in the world
Women worldwide have used International Women's Day to campaign for improved rights, from marching in Peru to striking in Burkino Fasa, from refusing to carry out housework in India to lobbying the president in the Philippines.
www.pcs.org.uk /Templates/internal.asp?NodeID=895675   (544 words)

 March 18 - International Womens' Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
International Women's Day (08 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world.
In the United States women trade unionists and liberal professional women who were also campaigning for women's voting rights set up the Women's Trade Union League to help organise women in paid work around their political and economic welfare.
Women continued to celebrate International Women's Day on the last Sunday of February through 1913.
www.sahistory.org.za /pages/chronology/thisday/1917-03-18.htm   (1115 words)

 ZNet Commentary: International Womens Day
We understood that the rule of men over women may have been maintained by economic domination and myths of romantic love and male superiority but, ultimately, it was held in place by the threat and the reality of violence.
The Voice of Women for Peace was one of the founding groups of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC).
But the Voice of Women understood that they had more in common with the women of the Viet Cong than with the men of the administration in the United States who were dropping bombs on their people.
www.zmag.org /sustainers/content/2003-03/08rebick.cfm   (830 words)

 The Radicalendar: International Womens Day
International Women's Day is an international day of recognition about women, for women, their struggles, achievements and work towards economic, social, political, and interpersonal justice and equality.
The forum is a Marxist feminist forum and an Anarcho-feminist forum where women activists, workers, mothers, academics, etc., can come together and talk about their activism, spread the word on activities in your area, and discuss the struggles women face today all over the globe.
This is a forum to connect with women from around the world, to share, build solidarity and planning of actions for the future, for a better world for all citizens.
radicalendar.org /calendar/coimccal/all/display/28359/index.php?...   (270 words)

 International Womens Day
The Association of Progressive Communicators (APC)-African Women chapter and Femnet that commissioned Net Gains have played a key role in ensuring that the gender dimensions of ICTs on the continent are brought to the fore.
Spanning 42 women’s organisations in east, west and southern Africa, the research, carried out by South African-based Gender Links, found that while access to ICTs among African women’s NGOs is growing, there are still major gaps, especially among community-based organisations and in countries where access to ICTs is recent and limited.
Illiteracy remains an obvious impediment to outreach efforts and is especially pertinent in the case of women.
www.nationaudio.com /News/DailyNation/womensday/18.html   (915 words)

 International Women's Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
IWD inspires women to achieve their full potential.
Celebrated globally from Alaska to Zambia, IWD highlights women's progress worldwide.
International Women's Day is the universal day that connects all women
www.internationalwomensday.com   (111 words)

 International Womens Day 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We Israeli women, Jewish and Palestinian, working to build the conditions for peace and reconciliation, are dismayed and revolted by our government’s policies.
The Israeli government’s flagrant violation of international law and moral norms present a great challenge to the international community, and we are appealing to you and your government to meet that challenge.
On this March 8, 2002, thousands of women around the world are presenting similar declarations to both their government representatives, as well as to Israeli foreign diplomats in their region.
www.labournet.net /world/0203/batshal1.html   (309 words)

 Amnesty International'sWork On Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The last century saw a great leap forward in the struggle for women's rights, but women are still treated as second-class citizens all over the world.
Amnesty International pays tribute to the struggle for women's rights in the twentieth year of the UN Women's Convention and five years after 189 governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, setting out commitments and steps for achieving those commitments under the goals of equality, development and peace.
There are four cases which illustrate the dismal reality of women's rights...
www.amnesty.org /ailib/intcam/women/index.html   (88 words)

 International Womens' Day 2006
Currently women are playing a significant role in the Arab region’s politics, voting in record numbers and winning seats in municipal and national elections.
A panel of women leaders will gather at the AED to discuss the challenges women face as they redefine their roles and forge new pathways to leadership in the Arab world.
A tireless advocate on behalf of children, women, and the most vulnerable groups in society, Dr. Salah joined UNICEF in December 2004.
www.aed.org /intlwomensday.cfm   (255 words)

 International Womens Day
Port Angeles, Wash., Feb 22, 2006 – Peninsula towns from Port Angeles to Port Townsend will mark International Women’s Day (March 8), a global observation of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women, with three distinctly different public events focused on reflection, veneration and celebration.
“International Women’s Day is a celebration of education and empowerment,” says Rhonda Hull, who is also a supporting organizer of the IWD events.
“Around the world women have dared to take steps forward to reveal their true magnificence, and in many cases they have risked their lives to do so for the benefit of all women.
www.olympicpeninsula.org /InternationalWomensDay.htm   (883 words)

 SisiOgeBlogs!: International Womens Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On International women’s day; I would like to celebrate the many women in the world who do wonderful and great acts of their feminism but choose not to give birth.
However, I also admire and remain in awe of the many brave women who make the decision not to dance to nature’s tune or tow the populist view by choosing not to give birth.
I would like to praise and thank these women for showing that mothering is not synonymous with birthing.
sisioge.blogspot.com /2006/03/international-womens-day.html   (498 words)

 Nyakehu: International Womens Day
I wrote this on a post last year about the women in my family and this is just a celebration of the women in my family and not forgetting the boys as they are just as important and vital in the campaign for gender equity.
The women had home guards and one guard had it for Cucu, Mum and Aunty and would whip them without provocation.
When they had finished, they went on to tell him that as a man he would not be able to tell the other guards that he had been beaten by women, he never raised the whip against these women again.
nyakehu.blogspot.com /2006/03/international-womens-day.html   (549 words)

 International Womens Day Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As adult women, they recall their involvement as children in the stirring church meetings and the marches, their relationship with Martin Luther King Jr., and themurders of 2 white Northern clergyman.
In 17 DAYS: THE KATIE BEERS STORY Arthur Herzog presents a suspenseful, coherent account of a scenario that defies explanation: the abduction of nine year old Katie Beers by neighbor John Esposito and her imprisonment in an underground bunker for 16 days.
Kalb explains early on that he was looking for a subject to use as the centerpiece of a discussion about a number of observations he's made over his career about the impact of the press on public policy, how television affects politics and related topics.
www.holiday-book-reviews.com /International_Womens_Day   (1665 words)

 International Womens Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FEMALE students and staff at Thanet College got involved in an international celebration of women.
International Women’s Day aims to inspire women to achieve their full potential.
The college celebrations started with a workshop on Raising Self esteem and then past and present students from all nationalities at the College were invited to try selections of food from around the globe and view displays from the International students.
www.thanet.ac.uk /basiccolumnpage.asp?pageid=9352   (144 words)

 Shoalhaven International Womens Day Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thirty-seven IWD awards were presented to women There was a sense of creating history at this 100 year old house which has been the home to four generations of women.
Each women took the opportunity to speak of their achievements which was a fascinating and moving insight into the lives of some remarkable women.
Following the presentation, women picniced in the garden and enjoyed the entertainment by a women's a capella choir especially formed for IWD called the Wandering Menstruals, comedy with The Queen and Muriel Sticking-Plaster Offal a.k.a.
www.shoal.net.au /~sandral/WIF3.html   (671 words)

 International Womens Day - The Friday Team
When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together […]
Read more articles on Days in the Year.
I would like to give a thought or two to women in underveloped countries and admire their daily struggle.
www.fridayteam.co.uk /articles/2006/02/20/international-womens-day   (473 words)

 misbehaving.net: Happy International Womens' Day!
It's only just over a hundred years since the first women were allowed to vote.
Women are still paid less than men, and if you're born a woman, you're a lot less likely than your brother to have influence in politics or industry, but at least we're theoretically equal now.
It's a celebration of women's contributions to computing; a place to spotlight women's contributions as well point out new opportunities and challenges for women in the computing field.
www.misbehaving.net /2004/03/happy_womens_da.html   (183 words)

 Sacred Space » International Womens Day
Today this space is being dedicated to all the wonderful women out there.
International Women’s Day is all about the celebration of being a woman.
On this occasion, reach out to all the women you admire… be it your wife, sweetheart, mother, sister, grandmother, friend, in-law or your loved one.
www.sacredspace.co.za /?p=5   (251 words)

 International Womens Day 2003
According to the women (and men) who attended LeicestHERday 2003, the event celebrating International Women's Day was a huge success.
Thirty women representing the 650 who had been at the previous day's event in Leicester, attended the video conferencing event hosted by DeMontfort University.
The women who spoke from New York were chaired by Margaret Prosser, Chair of Women's National Commission, Liz Chennels, Head of UK Delegation to CSW, Indira Patel, WNC Commissioner and UK Asian Women's Conference and Miss Nice, WOMANKIND Worldwide.
www.leicestherday.org.uk /report.php   (563 words)

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