International Women’s Day 2009: Unite to End Violence

by OldSailor on March 8, 2009


united_nations_campaign_women March 08 is the International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day to celebrate the economic, political and social  achievements of women of past, present and future.

Here is a message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Organization.

All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honour their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against women cease.

Some interesting facts to remember on this day are:

Posts in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

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