Day for women!


Bray People - - NEWS - MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE 100TH An­niver­sary of In­ter­na­tional Women's Day was last Tues­day, and a num­ber of lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions marked the event by or­gan­is­ing a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties to cel­e­brate women.

On the day, Web Women's Group held their an­nual bal­loon re­lease in Holy Redeemer. The bal­loon re­lease is to show sol­i­dar­ity with women around the world, who have been af­fected by sex­ism and do­mes­tic abuse.

Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis Ire­land char­ity shop in Bray showed their sup­port by sell­ing spe­cial women's day rib­bons, and St. Fer­gal's Re­source cen­tre held a day of ac­tiv­i­ties for women.

The day was com­mem­o­rated for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Aus­tria, Den­mark, Ger­many and Switzer­land, and since then it has grown to an in­ter­na­tional event.

Many women around the world still strug­gle to get equal ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing. Thou­sands of events and ac­tiv­i­ties are held around the world in or­der to pro­mote equal­ity for woman.

This group were en­joy­ing the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day lunch in the Dr. Ryan Cen­tre in Bray.

At the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day Break­fast in St. Fer­gal’s Re­source Cen­tre were (from left): Tracy Byrne, He­lena O'Leary, Tracy Kelly, Pauline Mo­ran, Martina Fitz­patrick, Amanda Devlin, Kather­ine Gam­ble and Lisa Howard.

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