International Women’s Day in Britain


This video shows poetry by Jean Binta Breeze, International Women’s Day London. 8th March 2008.

A 105-year-old former suffragette marked International Women’s Day today at a wreath-laying ceremony in central London: here.

[Conservative] Home Secretary Theresa May was accused today of shocking hypocrisy after leaked documents revealed that Britain is trying to dilute the definition of violence against women on International Women’s Day: here.

UK women’s progress ‘in grave danger’: here.

International Women’s Day: Voices from around the world – interactive: here.

“There has been a lot of effort to damage the situation of women in the law of Afghanistan” in the past five years, says Naheed Farid, a member of parliament from Herat Province: here.

This is an 8 March 2011 video from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

4 thoughts on “International Women’s Day in Britain

  1. The Secretariat of the Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization Issued the following statement:

    International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women’s Organizations and groups around the world. This occasion is also commemorated by the United Nations and global NGOs community and is recognized in many countries as a national holiday.

    Throughout the history, women participated in the liberation and revolutionary movements; they struggled for their rights which are part of human rights charter.

    The United Nations and most of the NGOs have generated more intense and widespread support for the campaign to promote and protect the equal rights for women.

    On this occasion we refer to the security council resolution 1325 that insist on the role of the women in peace and security which was adopted by the Security Council in 2000, stresses the importance of giving women equal participation and full involvement in peace and security matters and the need to increase their role in decision-making , as the women emphasize their historic role in the revolutions erupted in the Arab region side by side with men claiming for their rights and freedom above all democracy and social justice .

    Also women nowadays are involved in the drafting of constitutions for a new democratic regime recognizing their role as equal partners.

    Afro Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization “AAPSO” condemning and fighting back against inequality, discrimination, injustice and oppression in all its forms. This day calls AAPSO calls all governments and NGOs to promote gender equality by closing the gender gap in the labor market and all fields, promoting a better life for men and women, and combating all forms of violence against all women.

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