International Women’s Day 2010

“In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women’s clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin’s suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women’s Day was the result.”


Upcoming Event

  • Date & time: 13 March 2010 6.00 to 11.00
  • About: Strong speeches, cultural performances, good food, international music and dancing, Solidarity Notes Choir
  • FREE ADMISSION 6:00-9:00 Program Proper; 9:00-11:30 Dancing & Live DJ International Food for Sale Cash Bar available
  • Venue: Britannia Britannia Community Centre CAFETERIA Near Commercial Drive at Napier Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
  • Organisation: IWD2010 Committee in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada: IWD Organizing Committee: Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights, Iranian Centre for Peace, Freedom and Social Justice, New Noise (Mexico), Migrante B.C, Cultural House of Malawna (Afghanistan)~Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean Solidarity, UNAMG (Guatemala)~ Nisga’a Urban Women’s Organizing Committee, FMLN-Vancouver, International League of People’s Struggle-Canada

Also see:

CBC Radio: The Sunday Edition, featuring the documentary “The Women Are Coming”:

“A handful of women in Vancouver started planning on Valentine’s day. Seventeen of them set out from Vancouver in March in a yellow Oldsmobile convertible, a Volkswagen bus and a pick up truck. They gathered women as they went. And they rolled into Ottawa on Mothers Day Weekend. On the Saturday, a thousand women rallied on the Hill. On Monday they shut down Parliament. Forty years later, the impact is still with us.”

Celebrating International Women’s Day (CUPE National)