International Women’s Day, 8th March, is a global day of celebration where women from all countries and of different political, economic, social, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds
can join together to reflect on the struggle for equality over the past century, celebrate the achievements to date and identify the challenges for the future.
In July 2007 the Members of Dublin City Council unanimously passed a motion agreeing to initiate a City Council programme of activities each year to “promote women’s participation in the political, economic and social life of Dublin City” . An all-party steering committee was established to develop an annual programme from 2008.
This year’s impressive and exciting programme of events builds on the success of the previous two years. The Dublin City Council International Women’s Day Programme is now firmly embedded in the annual calendar of the City.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the extensive programme of events for 2010, the Members of the IWD Working Group, Dublin City Council staff from Dublin City Libraries, Community Development and City Manager’s Departments for their ongoing support and commitment to this project.
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