Day for women!
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIG EVENT
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.