Thursday, March 08, 2018

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATED BY THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS & JOURNALISTS

Since 1975, members of the SWWJ have been celebrating International Women's Day - which is why many of our current members are thinking about his special time. While the first observance of a Women's Day occurred on 28 February 1909 in New York, 8 March was suggested as a more appropriate day by the 1910 International Women's Conference. After females gained suffrage in Russia in 1917, 8 March became a national holiday there - the day was then celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations. 


So today, hundreds of social media posts generally linked to this special day, are flooding the networks, but we, in London, have a special relationship with so many of our former famous members - household names and pioneers of writing, drama, film, poetry and general entertainment. In my next posting today, you will find out a little more about our famous pioneering spirits and some of the exciting plans for this year and our 125th celebrations in 2019.    www.swwj.co.uk 







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