Tuesday, March 08, 2011

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the International Women's Day Centennial

International Women’s Day 2011

This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The day was commemorated for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year. More than one million women and men attended rallies on that first commemoration. read more »

The United Nations observes International Women’s Day this year on 8 March 2011. The theme is “Equal Access to Education, Training and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women.” UN Women is organizing or cosponsoring a number of events around the world to commemorate the day.


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