International Women’s Day 2013 (IWD)

Sunday March 3 1:00-4:30
Women Stand up for the impending constitutional crisis
Venue: SK Plaza in Iidabashi
Fee: 1000yen
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FEW Special Event
In honor of international women's day, FEW has moved its regular meeting days to IWD
Friday March 8, 7:00-10:00 
Guest speaker: Suzanne Price of Price Global ( winner of the British Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.
The details are online:
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests (women only) includes buffet dinner and drinks.
FEW monthly events are only open to women - members and nonmembers from every background and nationality. Find out more about FEW:

Saturday March 9, 10 :0017 :35
Colloque franco-japonais à l'occasion de la journée internationale des femmes 
Comment construire une société propice à l’éducation des jeunes enfants?
Dialogue franco-japonais sur la formation de la politique familiale et le rôle du secteur associatif
Venue: Maison franco-japonaise, auditorium 3-9-25, Ebisu,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0013,Japon
Avec traduction simultanée
Entrée libre
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UNWoman IWD event
Sunday, March 10, 1:00-3:00
Theme: African Women’s empowerment
Venue: Gender Equality Gender Yokohama
Advanced registration required
Sponsored by UN Woman Yokohama

Rehearsal: Sunday, March 3, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 pm. NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
If you’re interested in performing or reading a monologue, get in touch or just show up on rehearsal day.
Performance: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 6:30
Where: Hatagaya Space Gamp (1 min from Hatagaya Stn)
*Take a left out of the north exit.
*Take the first right.
*Walk 1 minute, the building will be on your right.

About V-day 2013
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

Aichi Women’s Festival, Short film competition
August 31 - September 8 -Accepting entries for short films
Applications for films makers please see the site more information on the website
Apply after Feb 26

IWD intro and background
International Women's Day 2013 Theme
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. Organisations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.

The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”

Below are some of the global United Nation themes used for International Women's Day to date:
- 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
- 2009:
Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
- 2008:
Investing in Women and Girls
- 2007:
Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
- 2006:
Women in decision-making
- 2005:
Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
- 2004:
Women and HIV/AIDS
- 2003:
Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
- 2002:
Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
- 2001:
Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
- 2000:
Women Uniting for Peace
- 1999:
World Free of Violence against Women
- 1998:
Women and Human Rights
- 1997:
Women at the Peace Table
- 1996:
Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
- 1975:
First IWD celebrated by the United Nations

History of International Women's Day
On February 28, 1909,the first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States.
In 1913-1914, International Women's Day also served as a mechanism for protesting World War I. Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Women's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.
1918 – 1999: Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike.
In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day.  Two years later, 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.  In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women's full and equal participation.


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