Happy International Women's Day

08-Mar-2019

Happy International Women’s Day!

A message from the Councillors 

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually.

The colours of IWD are purple, green and white, Internationally, purple is a colour for symbolising women. Historically the combination of purple, green and white to symbolise women's equality originated from the Women's Social and Political Union in the UK in 1908. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolises hope. White represents goodness. Some people say the colours come from the phrase Give (green) Women (white) the Vote (violet/purple).

Your Year 12 Councillors wish you a great day- celebrate being a girl, the power of girls and the rights of girls.

 

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