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International Women's Day 2015 - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This Sunday, 8th March, is International Women’s Day; an opportunity to commemorate women, their struggles, and their achievements, whilst calling for greater equality.

First observed in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland, International Women’s Day originally grew from the frustrations of millions over the lack of women’s rights to work, vote, and hold public office. Today, it incorporates multifaceted and diverse regional activities, ranging from political rallies, conferences, and government events through to arts performances, local media activity and more.

The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women's History Month’, and the United Nations has observed International Women’s Day since 1975. In words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon:

“To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritise gender equality and women’s empowerment. The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realise their full potential. When we unleash the power of women, we can secure the future for all.”

Thomson Reuters has developed some great resources as they invite you to join them in celebrating International Women's Day 2015 and the role of women in bringing about positive change in the world. To mark this occasion, Reuters has created a slideshow of women from across the globe, living in extraordinary times.

Please click below to browse through the images:

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In honour of International Women’s Day 2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is celebrating some of our best-selling and critically acclaimed titles in Women’s and Gender Studies, and offering our readers a 50% discount.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code WOMEN15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 6th April 2015.

To find out more about International Women’s Day, please click here.

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