International Women’s Day on March 8, 2015: March 8, International Women’s Day, born of the struggle of working women, of immigrants, in New York 104 years ago – is a day of celebration and resistance. There can be no more fitting way to mark the occasion than to revisit the past struggles and victories won, in order to continue to build the struggle for women’s liberation. The first Intl. Women's Day was held in 1911. In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Two years later, in Dec 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. For the United Nations, International Women's Day has been observed on 8 March since 1975. Read More
Algeria criminalizes domestic violence against women
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali: Algeria has criminalized domestic violence against women under a legislation that would, among other things, safeguard married women’s financial interests and create harsh punishments for men who attack women. But the move wasn’t without controversy. Under the new law, husbands found guilty of beating their wives could face up to 20 years behind bars or even life sentences, depending on the severity of a woman’s injuries, according to the Agence France-Presse.