jeudi 8 mars 2012

8 of March - International Woman's Day

The 8 of March 2012 is  the 101st International Women's Day.
The good news is that 85% of countries have improved the conditions for women in the last 6 years, according to the World Economic Forum, that said equality is still far...
And now 2 interesting facts:
where is the best place to be a woman? A study revealed that it is Iceland (greatest equality between men and woman,taking into account politics, education, employment and health indicators).
The worst according to the same study and criteria being  Yemen.

What about the origin of this celebration?
The origin of the International Woman Day dates back to 1908, when a group of workers of a textile industry in New York strike as a protest against the terrible conditions in which they were forced to work. The strike went on for several days but it was on 8 March that the ownership of the company blocked the exits of the factory, preventing the workers to leave. Among them were many immigrants who were trying to improve their living conditions.  The 8 March assumed global importance over the  time, becoming a symbol of the oppression that women  had to endure throughout the centuries.

And now a videos to wish you a happy woman day and invite you to reflect:

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