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Celebrate International Women’s Day in Hong Kong

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

Celebrate International Women’s Day in Hong Kong

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
-Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements while calling to action for gender equality.

A quick history of International Women’s Day

Even though the UN did not recognize the formal celebration until 1975, International Women’s Day had been celebrated by women since the early 1900s. The first women march happened in 1908, 15,000 women marched the streets of New York City for the very first time demanding shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights.

It was not until 1910, a German activist and advocate for women’s right, named Clara Zetkin proposed that every year there should be a celebration of women, an International Women’s Day. In 1911, International Women’s Day was honoured and celebrated for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19. In 1913, the date of International Women’s Day was changed to 8th March and ever since remained the global date for International Women’s Day.

The aim of International Women’s Day is to achieve full gender equality for women globally. A gender pay gap continues to persist across the world, violence and abuse against women still prevail and women are not being treated as an equal member in business or politics.

If you are wondering how you can be part of this special occasion, check out these events that celebrate International Women’s Day in Hong Kong:

 

International Women's Day, An Urban Garden Gathering
Join us for An Urban Garden Gathering where we will celebrate this global movement with live music, stories, song, and dance by remarkable women of Hong Kong, an inspiring eve that you will not want to miss. Don't forget to check out niin's selection (up to 30%) for International Women's Day at the event!

 

 

International Women's Day Charity Sale


 

I am a Woman, a solo art show by Kate Sparrow

 

Book Club I International Women’s Day Edition

 

EUFF2019 “#Female Pleasure” Free Screening & Forum

 

Film Screening: City of Joy 

 

Women’s Day Tasting by La Cabane a Vin

 

Women for Women at Stockton

 

Let’s aim to build a gender-balanced world, encourage gender balance in boardrooms, in media and in wealth to better the economy! #BalanceforBetter

 

 

Sources:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/international-womens-day-2019-day-began-fight-womens-rights/

https://businesschicks.com/iwd-celebrated-around-world/

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme



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