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07 March 2017 - International Women's Day: A Day Without A Woman

Publié par Marion Coste le 03/07/2017
A Day Without a Woman: What you need to know
Susan Miller (USA Today, 06/03/2017)
The Women's March on Washington galvanized women across the globe and gave voice to a rising political force on a history-making day. More than 2 million people took to the streets in Washington, D.C., and cities small and large on Jan. 21 to protest a new administration they fear will roll back civil, human and reproductive rights.
Will that voice thunder again?
On Wednesday, International Women's Day, the organizers behind the January march are planning a showing of economic solidarity in walkouts, rallies and marches dubbed A Day Without a Woman.

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Women on Strike

Will women go on strike on Wednesday?
Stephanie Ebbert (The Boston Globe, 07/03/2017)
It’s the kind of statement women make regularly, whether in loud, idle threats to their children or in whispered declarations behind their bosses’ backs: “Tomorrow, I’m going on strike.”
Now, they’re being called to follow through.
Women everywhere are being urged to make a collective political statement by taking part in Wednesday’s International Women’s Strike, or A Day Without a Woman, which encourages women to skip work, ditch domestic duties, and flex the muscle they showed during marches around the world on Jan. 21.

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Female Bosses

International Women's Day: the women leading local government – video
Claire Porter (The Guardian, 06/03/2017)
In 2017, the majority of the UK’s chief executives and council leaders are men. There is still a lot to be done to reach full gender equality in local government leadership. But for International Women’s Day, we have made three short films to show the many strong, articulate and driven women in leadership roles in local government, determined to improve their communities and help other women to do the same.
We often talk about diversity and women in the workplace as an issue that only benefits one gender. But a diverse workforce isn’t just good for women – it’s good for everyone. Local government has such a fundamental impact on people’s life chances as well as day-to-day life, it’s important that it represents the huge varieties of experiences and needs of the people that it serves. And that goes for both political leadership and officers – otherwise there are huge risks that policies are made that do not work for everyone.
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International Women's Day

The Surprising History of International Women’s Day
Sarah Pruitt (History, 06/03/2017)
International Women’s Day is a global celebration in more than 100 countries today, but many Americans may have only a vague awareness of the holiday. This might soon change, if grassroots organizers (including the group behind this January’s Women’s March on Washington) succeed in their efforts to convince women around the world to join in a “day of action,” including a labor strike, this March 8. As International Women’s Day approaches, take a look back at its origins in the United States more than a century ago, and how far it has come since then.
Controversy clouds the history of International Women’s Day. According to a common version of the holiday’s origins, it was established in 1907, to mark the 50th anniversary of a brutally repressed protest by New York City’s female garment and textile workers. But there’s a problem with that story: Neither the 1857 protest nor the 50th anniversary tribute may have actually taken place. In fact, research that emerged in the 1980s suggested that origin myth was invented in the 1950s, as part of a Cold War-era effort to separate International Women’s Day from its socialist roots.

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