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File #: 210200    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/11/2021
Title: Recognizing March 8, 2021 as International Women's Day to raise awareness of the adverse oppression and inequities that women have experienced and continue to experience globally; and to celebrate the achievements of women around the world and campaign for positive change.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21020000, 2. Signature21020000
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Recognizing March 8, 2021 as International Women's Day to raise awareness of the adverse oppression and inequities that women have experienced and continue to experience globally; and to celebrate the achievements of women around the world and campaign for positive change.

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WHEREAS, International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women, and raises awareness of, lobbies for, and fundraises for gender equality; and

WHEREAS, The 2021 theme for International Women's Day is 'Choose to Challenge', which states that from challenge comes change. This year's theme calls for all people to confront gender bias and inequality and take action for gender equality. Individuals and organizations all over the world are invited to share #ChooseToChallenge images in the lead up to International Women's Day 2021. Each photo will feature an individual raising their hand to show one's commitment to challenging inequality, calling out bias, questioning stereotypes, and helping forge an inclusive world; and

WHEREAS, The first International Women's Day began as a result of unrest and critical debate regarding the oppression of women in the United States in 1908. Women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights. In 1910, the second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries unanimously approved the idea of an International Women's Day, which was first celebrated in 1911. 1911 also saw the women's Bread and Roses campaign; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations in 1975. Then in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions; and

WHEREAS, The inter...

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