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March 9, 2011

International Womens Day

Hi Readers!

     This blog post is dedicated to all the women in the world, today is the celebration of 100th International Womens Day (March 08, 2011). Brief history, 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. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result. Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.  Today it is a special celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday. 

     So ladies let celebrate being a woman! Today I believe in our society it is less discriminating of gender. We can enjoy the equal opportunity either you were a man or a woman, not unlike before's tradition women stayed at home just to be a house keeper today we can make our own income or work as same as job of a man. In Philippines were proud to have 2 women president, the late President Corazon "Cory" Aquino and the former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. We also have so many successful women in society and I can't name them all (this blog will be longer). Some of statistic according to the local news there were more working womens than man in our country.

A message for International Womens Day


"Proud to be a woman"

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