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2014-02-24

 

International Women’s Day falls on 8 March each year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

KHANA usually celebrates the day by holding a half-day meeting before 18 March. In the previous years, KHANA invited different guest speakers to speak about the day and to present cases of women survivors from violence. At the end of the meeting, a solidarity dinner was provided for all staff and guest speakers in order that pairs or small groups could practice their information sharing as part of their knowledge management.

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. In 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality spurred women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Since then it has many movements to promote and protect human rights of women.