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International Women’s Day – 8th March 2016

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By Dee Bodle

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2016

Do you know that on March 8th it is ‘International Women’s Day’ and people worldwide celebrate this wonderful day so that they can honour all women and their achievements.

It began during the Industrial Revolution!  Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland began International Women’s Day in 1911 during a time of great chaos, population growth, and the forefront of the women’s rights movement.  In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay and the right to vote. On March 8, 2011, there were 377 live events in 152 countries to celebrate 100 year anniversary. Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world. 

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress made, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The Netherlands is changing into a very cosmopolitan place to live and work and we all need to expand our networks to flourish and becoming a serious player on the world stage. Every day people move to the Netherlands where new and exciting businesses are opening their doors, and communities are alive with activity.


If any International inspiring women would like to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March please  email Dee Bodle below to find out more.

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