«Η γυναίκα είναι παντού και πάντοτε γυναίκα. Πολλές φορές και κάτι περισσότερο, λιγότερο όμως ποτέ»
International Womens Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. 1909: The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February.
The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. 1910: The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, established a Women’s Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women’s rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women.
The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance. …”
“The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.
Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UNs efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe. …