Wednesday, March 3, 2010

International women's and men's day

14th March, we got another table tennis tourney at Menglait. Chien told me that there is not man-man match, but only woman-woman or man-woman, because it will be Women's day. I thought it's women's day for that tourney, but she said it's International Women's Day. Then I, "Wow, there's such thing like that huh?"


International Women's Day
(IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Wuuu~~~

So, I have to achieve something then. I have achieved to study in UBD ^^ and if I won any match in the table tennis tourney, I achieved 'winning'. If I lose, then I achieve 'courage'. ^^ 自我安慰。We may be going out to have dinner on 14th after the tourney to celebrate xD

There is International Men's day too.


International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on November 19. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United Nations. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, “This is an excellent idea and would give some gender balance.” She added that UNESCO was looking forward to cooperating with IMD organizers.

The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to highlight discrimination against them and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care.

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