Saturday, 7 March 2009

International Women's Day

Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. This year's theme is "Women and men united to end violence against women and girls". Source and more information:

My students have contributed to this day by means of a series of projects about women's work in the different fields.
The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. For more information, click here.

To read about some GENDER FACTS, click here. These are only some examples:

Networking ...
Women use 20,000 words a day while men only use 7,000

Business / Finance ...
Women spend more time researching before they invest than men do

Work ...
Women do two-thirds of the world's work but receive only 10% of the world's income


Michael Leung said...

I don't know about 8 March is Internation Women's day. Thanks for your information

Michael Leung said...

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Marisa García said...

Thanks for your visit and comment, Michael. I'm glad you find the blog useful.

Kind regards,