08 March 2012
International Women's Day is celebrated around the world each year on 8 March. It is a global day celebrating the economic, p
International Women's Day is celebrated around the world each year on 8 March. It is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It has been observed since the early 1900s, celebrating and empowering women the world over. Each year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. For more information or to find an event near you visit www.internationalwomensday.com or follow #womensday on Twitter.
International Women's Day seems the perfect day to share with you some key websites you may not have come across before, such as www.womenofscotland.org.uk. The Women of Scotland website is an exciting new project for locating and recording memorials to women throughout Scotland and needs your help to find and record as many memorials tas possible to make the map as useful as it can be.
The website of The Women's Library at http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/ allows visitors to serch its collections via the online catalogue. The collections document women's lives through the ages and touch on every aspect of women's lives from women's rights, suffrage, sexuality, health, education, employment, feminism, reproductive rights to the the family, and the home. The Women's Library will be hosting an International Women's Day Lecture at 7pm on 8 March (£8), titled 'Addressing the Autobiography: The Life of Lady Rhondda (1883-1958)'.
If you have an interest in women's history and want to learn more, visit www.womenshistorynetwork.org. The Women’s History Network is a national association with the aim of promoting women’s history and encouraging women and men interested in women’s history.
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