International Women´s Day 2015

By Col CSLI Oliver Gruber-Lavin

As an Organisation in “Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (ECOSOC)” the Lazarus Union wish all our female members, supporters and friends a wonderful International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

In the West, International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.

The International Women’s Day theme for 2015 is ‘Make It Happen’ with a dedicated hashtag for social media.