Category Archives: International Days

blogs on international days of relevance

Every Day is Labour Day for Women !!

Today, 1st May is celebrated internationally as Labour Day. It is an annual holiday in many countries to celebrate the achievements of workers. http://time.com/3836834/may-day-labor-history/ Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Safe Abortions contribute to World Health?

The World Health Day marks the creation of the World Health Organization (W.H.O). The W.H.O was established in 1948 to provide direction to global health policy to ensure quality healthcare for all. http://www.who.int/en/ The theme for World Health Day this … Continue reading

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V Day for Valentines as well as Victory over our own Bodies!- by Surabhi Shrivastava

Over the past month or so, my phone has been abuzz, almost every day, with Google alerts about news stories related to abortion. Surprisingly, most have been from mainstream (English language) Indian newspapers, either reporting about the filing of court … Continue reading

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Dying for Love

There is a whatsapp joke doing the rounds last week— Valentine died for love, Romeo also died for love, Jack in Titanic died for love, Even Jesus Christ died for love. Where are the women ? Don’t buy any woman … Continue reading

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The time is now! A Call to End Female Genital Mutilation

  “Sustainable development demands full human rights for all women and girls. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030.”- UN Secretary General Female Genital Mutilation reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes … Continue reading

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