Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy International Women's Day!

Today, march 11th 2011, is the International Women’s Day. Not just that. It is the 100th International Women’s Day. To celebrate this special occasion, there will be more than 1,700 events celebrated in more than 100 countries around the World. The first Women's Day was held in Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany, and looked forward making a stand for women's rights, such as education, vote, or equality with men.

International Women's Day is celebrated in the whole world, and it is a national holiday in 24 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar, Moldova, Montenegro,, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. Special events are being held for the 3rd Millennium Development Goal: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.

Congratulations to all the women in the World!

- David Nebreda

SOURCE: International Women's Day Official Site