dimarts, 8 de març de 2011


'A Day of Hope and History' by Helen Clifton

Each year around the world, International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th. Hundreds of events take place to mark the achievements of women. It may be a day of celebration but there is still much to be done to give women equal opportunities in today’s world.

IWD (International Women’s Day) began in 1911. At that time, many women were still campaigning for the right to vote for members of parliaments around the world.

International Women's Day
(IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

The mimosa is the symbol of the celebrations of Women's day in Italy and Russia

Have a look to these photos, you can see women around the world celebrating the Internacional Women's Day IWD