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    Getting to women’s day every day

    16 Mar 2010


    Kudzai Makombe

    For how long do we have to keep demanding our rights? Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS

    For how long do we have to keep demanding our rights? Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS

    International Women’s Day has come and gone and government and civil society representatives of women have packed up and flown back home from the Beijing +15 review at the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

    For International Women’s Day there was plenty of activity, with celebrations and commemorations around the world. More ordinary women and men now know about this international day to celebrate women than ever before. Just ten years ago you might have struggled to get a significant positive response if you went out into the streets and asked random people if or what they knew about March 8th.

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