International Women’s Day Centenary 1911 -2011

Events are scheduled in over 100 countries around the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Day.

Celebrating 100 years of celebrating the movement to overcome gender injustice

Events happen globally throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Themes are chosen for each year, by organisations and women’s groups as well as governments. These can differ from country to country. Themes chosen for 2011 include: Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.

In the US, Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 to be "Women’s History Month", a time for Americans to reflect on "the extraordinary accomplishments of women" in shaping the country’s history.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the  "100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges" on the eve of the celebration.

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