This year, the holiday fair half of mankind - International Women's Day March 8 - was exactly 100 years.On the eve of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with the mothers of large families.H
According to ITAR-TASS, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the eve of March 8 congratulated the government pool journalists and all Russian women on the holiday.Addressing the gathering, he said that if a woman becomes a decoration of our life depends primarily on men."Sure, we men really want women to adorn our life, - he admitted -. But if a woman becomes a decoration of our lives - it depends above all on us."According to him, the woman "always and everywhere accompany us through life.""The woman gives all of our lives. We should all be grateful to a woman for the fact that it gives us life, and this almost says it all. But this, of course, not all. We look first at his mother, at her grandmother, then grow, weappear girlfriend, wife, then -. Those who have no daughter daughters - daughter ", - added the head of government."Women - they are, of course, very different, but always beautiful, - he concluded -. You see, I just spoke in verse, but from the heart.".
The message of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of International Women's Day, said that building sustainable, peaceful and just society is possible only with the full and equal participation of women in all spheres of public and private life."A hundred years ago, when the world first celebrated International Women's Day, the concept of equality between men and women and the empowerment of women are predominantly among the ideas of radical nature" - recalled the head of the administration of the international community.He said that since then, thanks to a determined advocacy, practical work and enlightened policy-making, mankind has made great progress.
At the same time, Ban Ki-moon noted that even in many countries, women are still citizens of "second-class citizens.""Too many girls are still denied education, drop out of school prematurely or complete school with few skills and even more limited prospects", - he said.Women and girls still face discrimination and violence."At home and at school, at work and in the community to be a woman too often means being vulnerable in many areas affected by conflicts, sexual violence deliberately and systematically used to intimidate women and whole communities.", - The message says.
Ban Ki-moon drew attention to the need for the international community to make progress in protecting the health of women and children.In addition, the UN Secretary-General drew attention to the fact that more and more women in many countries "take their rightful places in parliaments" in decision-making."But at the same time, women are heads of state and government at just under 10 per cent of the States - he recalled -. Even in cases where women are actively involved in political life, they are largely under-represented in other areas of decision-making, including, at the highest levels of business activity. ""This year the focus of the celebration of International Women's Day on ensuring equal access to education, training and science and technology, - stated in the message of Ban Ki-moon
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on 8 March, the European Parliament on.plenary session in Strasbourg will discuss two draft resolutions. One of the documents will be devoted to the EU objectives in the field of gender equality, in the second we will focus on the fight against poverty among women. on the occasion of the centenary of International women's day in front of MEPs will perform European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, the headEuropean Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the Minister delegate for European Affairs of the EU Presidency - Hungary -. Eniko Gyor The draft resolution on equality for women in society refers to the need to eliminate the difference in pay of male and female labor, increasing the number of women in important management positions, the reduction of unemployment among women, as well as the tasks to improve the structure of the child care system and improve the holiday childcare.
In connection with the celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March the Moscow police will be especially courteous and helpful with the ladies."On this spring day, the fair sex are not punished for a minor offense on the road", - has previously said Moscow police chief Vladimir Kolokoltsev.According to the head of the Metropolitan Police, "no problem in women with the guardians of law and order on March 8 should be a no.""From experience I can say that women are much more disciplined men and rarely break the law", - he said.At the same time Vladimir Kolokoltsev strongly recommended culprits celebrations get behind the wheel after a festive feast with the use of intoxicating beverages.
Moscow police chief also said well, March 8, the police will show care towards female colleagues."On this day, the majority of the fair sex, who are in the internal affairs, released from duty Unfortunately, the employee -. Service operator" 02 "- will have to be sure to go into the service After the police is obliged to respond immediately to reports of crimes, though., it is a festive day or not, "- said Kolokoltsov.
In 1910 in Copenhagen at the II International Conference of Socialist Women, on the proposal of Clara Zetkin on the establishment of the Day for Women's Rights adopted a resolution on how to conduct an annual Women's Day, which primarily will serve the agitation for women's electoralrights.Commercial offer According to a member of the Central Committee of the Social Democratic Party of Helen Greenberg, the date of International Women's Day was approved on 19 March.Later, the date of the holiday varied, and only in 1914 for the first time all over International Women's Day held on March 8, as it coincides with a Sunday, that is, with a day off.This date has been decided to leave, it reminds "Interfax".