08 March-International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day 2016.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is: PLEDGE FOR PARITY

The aim of the pledge is to help accelerate gender parity. International Women’s day has its origins in events in New York in 1907. In that year a group of women working in the clothing industry ‘sweatshops’ held a march to protest at wages and working conditions. The march was attacked by the police and a similar march was held on March 8th the following year.

The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. From small beginnings it has become a day set aside when governments, corporations, institutions and women groups have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

In Ireland a series of events are held each year on and around March 8th in celebration of International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year On This Day.

Woman by Seabamirum on 2008-09-27 08:41:39

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