Written By NAFSO on Sunday, March 09, 2008 | 7:59:00 AM
As we have realized, International Women's Day is a day to honor the achievements of women worldwide and to push for the greater respect and recognition of women's human rights. For over 80 years, International Women's Day has been a day for reflection on progress made, action to demand
In 1908, the first National Women's Day was organized in the United States by women associated with the socialist movement.
National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) commemorated IWD participating more than 200 women from several districts joining to the main rally and to the seminar. "KANTHA SHAKTHI" organized this seasonable event to honor the achievement of women.
Media conference held in Mahaweli Center and having ended of this press conference all the participated crowd attend to the main protest to march to the Lipton Rounder Board with more than 1000 of women representing at least 22 women organizations.
All protestors were with their vast posters and banners for raising the voice of justice and the campaign was conducted until 2. PM from 12 A.M. and There were around 250 participants in the press conference including journalists.
According to the discussed points, we decided to issue a statement
1.IWD should be marked as a holiday in our country.
2.We have to involve in the matter of women, who are working as estate workers for their justice and rights.
3.A better and practical solution must be there for women, who displace and becoming widows from the war.
4.Unite against the suppression of free media.
We are always working for women and their rights for a better world for women…