INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2013 – MARCH 8

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In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women’s rights and international peace. Following the United Nations’ lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women’s Day.

History

The idea for an International Women’s Day arose around the turn of the 20th century out of a long-standing movement for women to participate equally in society.

The first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That day, more than one million women and men showed their support by participating in public events. Between 1913 and 1917, women in Russia and elsewhere in Europe began to celebrate the day as well.

Over time, International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration. The theme was expanded by the United Nations in 1975 with the International Women’s Year. By 1977, the United Nations had adopted a resolution designating March 8 as International Women’s Day. Today, International Women’s Day is a national holiday in many countries and celebrated in many more.

Each year, March 8 and the week of March 8 provide an opportunity to take stock of our progress towards gender equality and to honour the contributions women have made and are making — both in Canada and around the world.

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Theme for International Women’s Day 2013:

A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence against Women

PREVIOUS CANADIAN THEMES – IWD

Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation, reflect on the challenges and barriers that remain, and consider future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives.

Over time, International Women’s Day has grown into a week-long series of commemorative events and activities across the country.

We encourage all Canadians — women and men, girls and boys — to promote International Women’s Day / International Women’s Week.

Better yet, why not organize your own event in your community, organization or workplace?

thefword-idfinalTORONTO, CANADA celebrates IWD with an Amnesty Nominated Production named: The F-WORD

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SUPPORT NELLIE’S SHELTER & WOMEN’S CENTER – University of Toronto’s Women Center.

HAVE A BLAST AT THE SHOW !!!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MARCH 8, 2013

WOMEN — YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW

Nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, The F Word gives voice to women’s stories from all over the world. Written and directed by Telly award winner Jennifer Phillips, this is a giant step towards global Empowerment of Women.

Inspired by the stories of real women around the world, this play encompasses the trials, tribulations, joy, pain, and the jubilation that women face, and fearlessly forging the way to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

The F Word is a powerful chronicle of all things F***ed : fun, fierce, fantastic!

Whether you are a Man from Mars or Woman from Venus, join in this Earth-shattering, no-holds barred theatrical cabaret!

PARTIAL PROCEEDS GO TO NELLIE’S SHELTER

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY – Show Your Support for the Women of Toronto

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Your boyfriends, brothers, cousins, fathers, sons, and husbands will have a Blast, too; as we have a special vignette designed just for them!

Serious comedy cabaret here!!!

The advancement of women is of prime importance to the economy, business and society. The support of corporate organizations supporting women is critical.

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTAYWCA EVENT

International Women’s Day 2013

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Join us:
Friday, March 8th, 2013
6:00pm-10:00pm
@ The Galt Museum Viewing Gallery

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SEND IN YOUR EVENT TODAY – HERE

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