International Women's Day
International Women's Day saw it's centenary in 2011. In many countries it is a public holiday. The actual day for International Women's Day is the 8th of March, and is an event celebrated throughout the world. It is a day to inspire, and to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – and their fight for equality, justice and peace. A day to recognise and understand the achievements of women in history and women today.
It is also an opportunity to promote awareness of women's aims and needs for the future. There is a still a need to address not only equality issues such as pay, job opportunities and domestic violence, but also on a global scale the lack of women's education, health (particularly in childbirth), their oppression, and sexual violence being used as an act of war