Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day is Today! Plus: Fashion Weeks Continued...

Today is the 100th annual International Women's Day! This year's theme is "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women". If you are a woman, it's time to be proud of how far women have come in the past century. Some activists are taking the time to focus on not only how much more freedom women have in many places around the world, but to also bring more attention to how much further the international community of women still have to go in the realm of women's rights.

In honor of this international holiday, companies around the world are taking time to honor women. I think it is really cool that Femi9, a Saudi fashion company, is going out of their way to honor women during the month of April. Milanoo.com will be offering up to 80% off select pieces of merchandise on its website today. Some communities, such as the International Cultural Group in Zimbabwe, held celebrations early, complete with a fashion show.

In the following video, FashionTV honors women in fashion:

If you are a woman, take this day to appreciate being who you are- female and proud. Sisters around the world, today is a day for us all to celebrate together!

In other news, fashion weeks continue as Ankara hosted its 21st International Fashion Week. Lakme fashion week in Japan begins 11 March and lasts through the 15th of the month. Also of interest may be the fashion show that took place at the end of a wedding expo in Ramallah, Palestine. Click here for a short video highlight of the event.

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