[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC8Ls-5nRxM?wmode=transparent]Every March 8th we celebrate International Women's Day, a celebration that has been taking place for 100 years.
"International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for "liberty, equality, fraternity" marched on Versailles to demand women's suffrage. The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies" according to the UN.
To learn more about International Women's Day: http://internationalwomensday.com/about.asp
The above video was created by We Are Equals, a partnership of leading charities brought together by Annie Lennox to celebrate the centenary of International Women's Day. To learn more: http://www.weareequals.org/about/