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Published on March 7, 2010

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Slide 1: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/gallery.asp International Women's Day Slide 2: International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. The IWD is also celebrated as the first spring holiday in the Northern Hemisphere as the first day of March is considered the first day of the spring season. http://stefaniaseccia.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/opin_femin_2212_wideweb__470x3730.jpg History : http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Jc59fGBx9FE/R9KOsY_fk0I/AAAAAAAAB08/If-iwvo9PHs/s400/womens_history.gif History In 1909 accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913. In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. On the eve of World War 1 campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Women's Day ever since. Each year the festival is celebrated with a theme. : Each year the festival is celebrated with a theme. International Women's Day Theme Slide 5: Hundreds of events occur not just on IWD but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. Some years have seen global IWD themes honored around the world, while in other years groups have preferred to 'localise' their own themes. This is acceptable as it is completely up to each country and group as to what appropriate theme they select. 2009 global United Nation theme used for International Women's Day : 2009 global United Nation theme used for International Women's Day Women and men united to end violence against women and girls "All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honor their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against women cease." By :- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2010 global United Nation theme used for International Women's Day : 2010 global United Nation theme used for International Women's Day Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all http://historyissexy.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/international-womens-day-rally-melbourne1_11410104_tcm11-17964.jpg Slide 8: International Women's Day Album Thousands of women and supportersmarch in Washington, D.C on IWD : http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_16.gif Thousands of women and supportersmarch in Washington, D.C on IWD Arab women at Amnesty International IWD Rally : Arab women at Amnesty International IWD Rally http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_1.gif Women's IWD Rally in Iran : Women's IWD Rally in Iran http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_4.gif Women at IWD march in Vancouver, Canada : Women at IWD march in Vancouver, Canada http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_10.gif 1,000 Iranian women march in Tehran on IWD : 1,000 Iranian women march in Tehran on IWD http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_12.gif Hundreds gather for Bangladesh IWD rally : Hundreds gather for Bangladesh IWD rally http://www.internationalwomensday.com/images/gallery_14.gif Happy Women's Day 2010 : Happy Women's Day 2010

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