Tuesday, June 16, 2009
International Womens Day. (2007-3)
International Women\'s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women\'s groups around the world. This Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an International Women\'s Day first arose at the turn of the 20th century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion of turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.International Women\'s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women\'s movement, which has been strengthened by four global united Nations Women\'s Conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point for coordinated efforts to demand women\'s rights and participation in the political and economic process. International Women\'s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women\'s rights. This day, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.The theme for this year (2007) is \"Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls\". No society can develop without equal and full participation of women. The new millennium is witnessing a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women\'s and society\'s thoughts about women\'s equality and emancipation in all walks of life. The International Women\'s Day provides an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment for taking practical steps and collective efforts for provision of human rights to women including elimination of violence against women and girls as allowed by Islam, guaranteed by the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and recommended in the International Conventions.To the occasion of International Women\'s Day Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs. 10 denomination, was issued by Pakistan Post on March 8, 2007.