Women’s History Month fact of the day – March 8th

  • March 8th – International Women’s Day 2013 is celebrated annually on the 8th of March. The United Nations’ theme for this year is ―A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.  International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, 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.
[Source – http://www.unwomen.org/how-we-work/csw/csw57/iwd2013/]

These facts were taken directly from a Defense Equal Opportunity management Institute Directorate of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives publication.  Additional facts will be posted throughout the month of March, 2013.

For more on Women’s History Month visit the Navy Personnel Command’s Women’s History Month Page

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