Dia da Mulher assinala-se hoje pela centésima vez quando desigualdades persistem
O Dia Internacional da Mulher assinala-se hoje pela centésima vez, quando "em demasiados países e sociedades as mulheres continuam a ser cidadãos de segunda", segundo alerta o secretário-geral da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU).
2011 year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The day was commemorated for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year. More than one million women and men attended rallies on that first commemoration.
In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. The Day is traditionally marked with a message from the Secretary-General.