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International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

Chronology

1909 The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
1910 The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, established a Women’s Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women’s rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women. The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance.
1911 As a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women’s rights to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
1913-1914 International Women’s Day also became a mechanism for protesting World War I. As part of the peace movement, Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with other activists.
1917 Against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
1975 During International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March.
1995 The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments, focused on 12 critical areas of concern, and envisioned a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.
2014 The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) – the annual gathering of States to address critical issues related to gender equality and women’s rights — focused on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. UN entities and accredited NGOs from around the world took stock of progress and remaining challenges towards meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have played an important role in galvanizing attention on and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The UN and Gender Equality

The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.

Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN’s efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.




Seven Cascades

Zu diesem bekannten Hotspot auf Mauritius machten wir auch einen Ausflug. Leider gab es einen Wolkenbruch und wir mussten sehr aufpassen, dass wir auf den zum Teil glitschigen Steinen und Wegen nicht ausrutschten.




Berühmte Kurve

Diese Straße ist auf Mauritius sehr bekannt und ein wirklicher Hotspot. Leider hatten wir an dem Tag wieder kein so gutes Wetter.




Fruit Bat

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Fruit Bat




Monkey

Lonely Monkey




Inactive Volcano

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Inactive Volcano




L'anse Ali, île Rodrigues

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L'anse Ali, île Rodrigues




La côte rodriguaise vers la pointe Coton

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La côte rodriguaise vers la pointe Coton




Crique entre l'anse Ali et la pointe Coton

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Crique entre l'anse Ali et la pointe Coton




Ceuilleuse de thé

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Ceuilleuse de thé




Croc First Edit

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Croc First Edit




Ile Maurice, le Sakoa.

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Ile Maurice, le Sakoa.




Ile Maurice, Le Sakoa.

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Ile Maurice, Le Sakoa.




Croc

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Croc




Eau Bleu - Before the Rains

Taken in the Eau Bleu river valley, near Cluny, Mauritius - before the rains of mid-December had fallen. There were many more rocks visible than later in the month, and many small cascades that provided an intricate flow through the scene. I went with the square crop as I found that the scene seemed more balanced in this format. Canon 6D, Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM, - ISO 200/f16/5.0sec




Grande Riviere Sud Est - Detail

Having visited and photographed this popular waterfall in the past, I decided to concentrate on the details. This image was taken on the above the main fall where the river was making its way over a series of small cascades. I really liked the shapes being made by the flow of the white water. Made all the more interesting by being in the company of a small family of Macaque monkeys! Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM - ISO100/f11/1.3sec




Eau Bleu - After the Rain

The Eau Bleu river after the tropical storm of December, that brought a greater flow to the river. This image was taken upstream of the third large waterfall (lowest), and was achieved by wading into the centre of the river to include the beautiful, moss covered, boulder as foreground to the scene. There are nearly endless compositions in this area, and despite the precarious climb down into the valley, I recommend any photographers visiting the location to take plenty of time to explore. A great way to spend New Year's Day! Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM - ISO100/f11/0.4sec




island dog

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island dog




Mauritius

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Mauritius




Mauritius

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Mauritius





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