Sunday, March 8, 2009

Agence France-Presse on IWD

From the Inquirer:
"Nearly 100 years old, International Women's Day on Sunday marks an ongoing worldwide battle to ensure equal rights for half the globe's population on issues such as work, voting and abortion.

Conceived in 1910, International Women's Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1977. The origin of marking a day for women's rights is actually American -- although, like many such symbolic days, clouded in uncertainty and competing claims.

Today, the day serves as a reminder of the fields in which women must still battle for fundamental rights, and where they remain victims of violence and enduring inequalities."

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