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Thu 8 Mar 2012

International Women's Day

International Women's day is a day globally celebrating women's past, present and future. This day is a celebration of respect, appreciation and love to women, and a reminder of their economic, social, and political struggles, achievements and successes.

The first International Women's Day dates back to 1911 and has its roots in Suffragette movement. This movement marks the struggle of women for their right to vote and their right to be treated as equal to men.

In some countries, such as China, Russia, Bulgaria and Vietnam, International Women's Day is celebrated as a national holiday.

Since 2011, the UN has a special organisation to support women worldwide. On their site , you can read how the UN supports International Women's Day and local variants thereof.

In Russia this day is celebrated as a national holiday .

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