Int’l Women’s Day

Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) was officially established in 1977 by the United Nations as a day for women’s rights and international peace; however, the earliest International Women’s Day celebration dates back to 1911 when more than one million women and men in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, hold public office and end discrimination. 8 March also marks Zonta Rose Day, an opportunity for Zonta clubs around the world to raise awareness in their local communities of Zonta International’s mission to advance the status of women worldwide.

Help us Celebrate by Ordering Roses either prior to or at the Women’s Centre event to be held on March 6th in Owen Sound.