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International Women's Day!

 
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sparqui
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: International Women's Day! Reply with quote

From my inbox:

Thursday, 8 March 2007 is International Women's Day and we're delighted to take this opportunity to announce the launch of LabourStart's special coverage of women workers:

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news_iwd.cgi

Canada's new government has made Ending Violence Against Women: Action for Real Results its theme. From the new and improved SWC web site:

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This year, as we affirm our commitment to ending violence against women, let us also celebrate the women of Canada, past and present, and their vital role in making this one of the greatest countries in the world. IWW 2007 is a perfect time to celebrate Canada, where women and men enjoy equal rights in all aspects of life.


Wow! We enjoy equal rights in all aspects of life! Our work is done!

An excerpt from Bev Oda's statement:

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...Canada’s New Government is committed to ensuring women’s full participation in the economic, social and cultural life of the country. We recognize that when women and girls live under the threat of violence, we are all affected.

This year’s IWD theme underscores the need to address violence against women, and Canada’s New Government is taking action for real results. For example, we have introduced legislation to allow for more effective sentencing and management of sexual and violent offenders...


http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/newsroom/news2007/0306_e.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy IWD everyone! Here's to all the feminists who have gone before, and to all the feminists and feminist supporters who are still fighting for women's equality and to change society!



Oh, and Bev Oda doesn't get any champagne.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy IWD to all (except Bev Oda).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Bloc’s questions were all centred around women – pay equity, poverty, and so on. They were also all wearing black scarves with a slogan about equality for women (and as the day went on, more female NDP MPs also started wearing said scarves). It was a concerted effort to highlight that Sunday is International Women’s Day, and that this country still has work to do.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be redundant but via bpf.org, a batch of links:

Intn'l Womens Day Actions: Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org, the url :)
http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/intnl_womens_day_action...

Voices Communique - International Women's Day.
It happens every year on the same day-March 8. International Women's Day is a global celebration to acknowledge women in all aspects of their lives-work, economics, political and social.
http://voiceseducation.org/

Find out more about the origin of the day and its history in the International Women's Day Education Packet on our Resources site. You'll also find poetry on women written by women, notable quotes and some important historical events that helped catapult the day in the United States.

Visit the International Women's Day official website.
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

BREAKING: Obama moves to overturn Bush rule.
But it's not over yet. We still need your help!
http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/hhsorcp_ppol/xkwgn6r1kketwd?qp_sou...

Calling on All ReproWrites Readers to Submit Comments on Harmful Bush HHS Rule.
http://www.reproductiverights.org

International Women's Day: Join Our New Tele-Conference Series! Announcing Our National Tele-Conference Series: Save the Date!
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/840/t/6749/event/index.jsp?eve...

Poll: Majority in All Countries Favor Equal Rights for Women.
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/btjusticehuman_righ...

Other International Women's Day Events.
http://womenthrive.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&a...

[NOW Actions] Paid Parental Leave -- Urge Senators to Support This First Step. Take Action NOW!
http://www.capwiz.com/now/issues/alert/?alertid=12845061

TAKE ACTION: http://www.now.org/

Demand Seats for Women at the Tables of Power.
Women at the Tables of Power.

March 8, International Women's Day, is a day to acknowledge the need for women's equal participation in economic and political decision-making, to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women, and to denounce gender discrimination and gender violence.

Click here to continue reading the WILPF Statement on International Women's Day.
http://www.wilpf.int.ch/statements/2009/IWD.html

Click here to continue reading about local WILPF activities.
http://wilpf.org/branchactivity

The next step for fair pay, Our fight isn't over yet!
Please urge your Senators to quickly pass the Paycheck Fairness Act:
http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=de3aorhGiZE1_gsWvCLzbA..

For more details on the movement for pay equity, visit the Fair Pay Campaign website:
http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=f_zfBcfkZFxym5RvmrhJzw..

We Need Universal Healthcare Now, Actions on Change.org, the url :)

Universal Healthcare Now :)
http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/universal_healthcare_no...

Healthcare in Every Pot, Universal Healthcare Now,
Healthcare in Every Pot: These Actions on Change.org, the url :)
http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/healthcare_in_every_pot

Good Women's History Month To All, Please Act, Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org:
Womens History Month Acts :)
http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_ac...

Click To Donate Free: This Pledge on Change.org, the url :)
http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/click_to_donate_free

For this Valentine Day, be your love in action, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother; give all your Change.org coin away, etc. :)

Valentine Day Coin Drop: This Action on Change.org :)
http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy International Women's Day
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, wow. I totally missed it. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey all -- happy 100th International Women's Day!!!

Let's hope the progress continues over the next 100 years. I'm an optimist, I sure expect it to. On with the revolution!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't sure where to put this, so I'll put it here. A series of photos of women at work from Slate:

Working Women
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On many of those, I shrugged, "What's changed besides the clothing and structures?"
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Canada, Loretta Saunders' funeral and more calls for a national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. Also, I think Stephen Harper said something bland and useless.

Feminist street art in honour of IWD

Demonstrations in Turkey.

Voices of ExMuslim Women - Solidarity on International Women's Day

Lastly, this is about V-Day and One Billion Rising, which was on Feb 14th, but still related:
There is No "We": V-Day, Indigenous Women and the Myth of Shared Gender Oppression by Lauren Chief Elk
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only bland and useless, something the justice minister throws on the floor of the house of commons in a snit:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/ID/2440627859/

And after commissioning and accepting an essay on women's rights for IWD, the Canadian Human Rights Museum turns around and refuses to publish it because it contains a half-sentence reference to the Harper government:

http://berks2014.com/2014/03/07/feature/

There's a link to the article itself. Thanks to Unionist who posted this last over in the other place.
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