International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8th March throughout the world to mark women's political, economic and social achievements and to mark women's struggle for equality and justice. Events are happening throughout Ireland to celebrate the day. For more information, visit the website http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=102. The UN theme for International Women's Day 2011 is 'Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathways to decent work for women'.
Did You Know?
- Girl's are twice as likely to be unable to read as boys
- 70% of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty in the world are women
- Only 1% of the world's land is owned by women
- Women do two-thirds of the work in the world but earn only 10% of the income
(Source: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 2011).