How was International Women’s Day celebrated

I found a very interesting tidbit about Women’s Day in Russia:

Throughout the First World War, Women’s Days in Russia became a centre for protests against the country’s involvement in the conflict. These reached an apex in 1917 when they became the focal point of the unrest that would eventually lead to the Czar’s downfall. (source: National Post)

In 1932, Soviet Union celebrated Women’s Day with this poster:

Today, many in Malaysia celebrated with flowers on Women’s Day.

The United Nation’s International Women’s Day theme this year is ‘Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty‘.

I fully support it.

What do you think of UN’s International Women’s Day theme and its meaning to you?

 

posted by: Admin

About Gan Meng Foo (颜明富)

Generation X-er for Malaysia: Yes to National Spirit, Acceptance, Social Justice

Posted on March 9, 2012, in Festival, Malaysia, Social and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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