International Women’s Day – March 8, 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE

 

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our international womensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Some groups select their own International Women’s Day theme, specific to their local context. For example, the European Parliament’s 2013 theme was “Women’s response to the crisis” and their 2012 theme “Equal pay for work of equal value”.

We as Indian community should remember on this day that two Indian women – Parwinder Kaur and Monika Chetty lost their lives in horrible circumstances. We as a community ought to keep vigilance on our fellow friends and women and help them if they are going through difficult times.

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Monika Chetty and Parwinder Kaur

In Sydney there is a talk that one can attend:

Date & time: 05 March 2014 18.00 to 21.00
Event: ‘SPEAK UP TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’ ART AUCTION & COCKTAIL EVENING
About: Women’s Legal Services NSW are launching our exciting new campaign and mobile website ‘Speak Up to End Violence Against Women’ and raising money to help women escaping violence! Join us for a cocktail evening and silent auction exhibiting some of Australia’s finest female talent. Feminist academic, journalist and co-founder of Destroy the Joint, Jenna Price, will be your MC and we will have live performances by female musicians including the ethereal voice of Madelaine Lucus (Devotional).
Venue: Damien Minton Gallery – 583 Elizabeth St Redfern, Sydney, 2016
Organisation: Women’s Legal Services NSW Foundation: an independent organisation which raises funds to enable WLS NSW to continue working towards achieving its goal of a fair and just legal system for all women in NSW and to implement a variety of innovative new projects.

 

 

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