Tag Archives: gender equality

Sunday, 9/21/14, Public Square

women vote

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Tuesday, 1/28/14, Public Square

rapist

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Monday, 11/18/13, Public Square

women's rights

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Friday, 11/15/13, Public Square

feminist

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Tuesday, 8/14/12, Public Square

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Thursday, 6/30/11, Public Square

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International Women’s Day

The world marks International Women’s Day today, an annual celebration that highlights the economic, political and social achievements of women.

“International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men,” the United Nations says.

The day was marked for the first time in the early 1900s. More than one million women and men attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911.  They demanded the right to vote and hold public office, and for an end to job discrimination.

‘It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women’s rights,” the United Nations says.

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