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Happy International Women's Day

Here's a holiday that the Real. Strong. Women at Alpha Chi Omega are excited to be a part of:

"International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was run in 1911. Next year is IWD Global Centenary 1911-2011."

Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All is the theme for 2010.

The United Nations plays a major role in today's celebration and it is great to see them focusing on the elimination of violence against women:

“The “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” campaign that I launched last year is galvanizing action across the United Nations system. It calls for all countries to put in place, by the year 2015, strong laws, multi-sectoral action plans, preventive measures, data collection, and systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations. I invite Governments, organizations and individuals to join us in this Campaign. I have also just launched a Network of Men Leaders to strengthen our advocacy.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message 
on the International Day for the Elimination of 
Violence Against Womem (25 November 2009)

We hope today you'll take a few minutes to learn more about International Women's Day and see how it's being celebrated around the world. Check out http://www.internationalwomensday.com/media/ and http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/women/ or follow along with the live blog at http://live.reuters.com/Event/International_Womens_Day_2010_2

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 07:05AM by Registered CommenterMTM Exec Board in , | CommentsPost a Comment

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