Monthly Archives: March 2012
We’ve all seen the bar charts highlighting job creation under President Obama. But what is notable is that those bar charts only go back through 2008 (presumably to highlight the onset of the recession). But, what is perhaps just as striking is looking at the numbers all the way back to January 2001 when GWB took office. The reality is that the monthly jobs reports we’re getting now are fast approaching those seen in the best of times under Bush.
When: Thursday 8 March 2012
What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating 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.
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 was the Global Centenary Year. Let’s reinvent opportunity for all women.