International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March throughout the world to mark women’s political, economic and social achievements and to mark women’s struggle for equality and justice. Events are happening throughout Ireland to celebrate the day. For more information, visit the website http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=102. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2011 is ‘Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathways to decent work for women’.
(Source: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 2011).