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International Women’s Day 2011

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IWD 100 years - www.internationalwomensday.com

International Women’s Day has been held since the early 1900’s; a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

For more information on International Women’s Day and to see the hundreds of events organised across the world, please visit the website.

This year, Divine Chocolate, the only farmer-owned, Fair Trade chocolate brand, are celebrating International Women’s Day by investing in women cocoa farmers.

Divine Chocolate encourages chocolate lovers to use a $1 coupon to treat themselves to a bar of delicious Divine Chocolate. For every coupon redeemed, Divine will invest a dollar into Kuapa Kokoo’s Women’s Fund in support of small-scale cocoa farming communities in Ghana. Another reason women think chocolate is Divine. The coupons are available on Facebook and in retail outlets nationally.

You can also view a large collection of videos on YouTube, from organisations and individuals, celebrating International Women’s Day and enforcing the message in different ways.

Written by C Kenzie

March 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

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