8 March – International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 16:15

The first International Women’s Day was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, when it invited its member states to proclaim 8 March as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace. It is now an official holiday in quite a few countries such as China (for women only), Russia, Cuba, Ukraine, etc.

This year’s theme has been defined as: The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum

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