In the hundred years since the first truly International Women’s Day, great progress has been made with respect to the rights of women. In most countries it is now accepted without question that women have the right to vote, to hold office and essentially to be able to do just about everything that a man can do.
Although women now hold high government office, have been into space, piloted aircraft, captained passenger liners, fought alongside men in the military forces, areas of discrimination still remain.
In addition to honouring the worldwide contribution that women make to our society, International Women’s Day gives us the chance to highlight those areas that still need to be addressed.
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