International Women’s Day

It’s that time of year again– International Women’s Day!

International Women_s Day

Observations across the globe

Italy: Women in Italy enjoy free entry to all museums and cultural sites today.

India: Today in New Delhi, activists held a march for the One Billion Rising campaign, advocating against the culture of violence against women.

China: In China, women are entitled to a half-day off on IWD, and recently, commercial centers have turned it into shopping day, an indicator of women’s economic power.

Australia: 1,000 childcare workers orchestrated a strike to protest pay inequality and lack of funding for early education.

Lebanon: Women’s rights activists plan to march from Beirut’s Sassine Square to Kaskas Garden this Saturday to protest lack of political representation.

More Reading: 

Voices of Spanish Women, silenced by Franco, are being heard once more

How to win a feminist battle – six activists share their secrets

This Google Doodle Celebrates 13 Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day Campaign

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