International Women’s Day 2009

March 8th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

International Women’s Day or IWD is celebrated on 8 March of every year. An important occasion to celebrate the achievements and gains made by women and to focus on the job still to do in working towards equality for women around the world.

This day is commonly a holiday in Russia. The IWD is also celebrated as the first spring holiday, as in the listed countries the first day of March is considered the first day of the spring season.

International Women’s Day 2009, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that the specific health-care needs of women are often ignored and taken into account in war situations.

8 March is an official holiday in Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Georgia, Italy, Israel, Laos, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia.

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