International Women’s Day is just under a week away (it’s on March the 8th, people! Mark it in your calendars!) and this year’s celebrations are set to be bigger and better than ever! Why? Well, whilst last year saw women worldwide celebrate the passing of 100 years since Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) introduced the idea (to unanimous approval!) for an International Women’s Day, the first International Women’s Day event wasn’t actually held until 1911. This means that 2011 is the Global Centenary Year for the event – as if we needed any more excuse for a big celebration?!
International Women’s Day calls for people worldwide to reflect on the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. There are plenty of events to mark the day, all of which are handily searchable over on the official IWD website – so whether it’s getting involved in making bra-bunting in Manchester, clothes swapping in Birmingham or street samba in Glasgow you’ll be sure to find one to suit you!Comments (0)
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