How the world is celebrating International Women's Day - News Summed Up

How the world is celebrating International Women's Day


A boxing Barbie doll, "suffragette" flashmob and Wikipedia edit-a-thon are among a host of quirky initiatives aimed at highlighting gender inequalities and overturning stereotypes on International Women's Day on March 8. A Barbie doll in the likeness of British Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, complete with "boxing gloves to shatter any glass ceiling", has been unveiled to mark International Women's Day. Other women role models getting the Barbie treatment include U.S. Olympic snowboarding star Chloe Kim. In Britain, which is celebrating 100 years since women won the right to vote, a flashmob will descend on London's St Paul's Cathedral to honour suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst who were pivotal in getting women the vote. Britain celebrated this year's International Women's Day with a history lesson.


Source: CBC News March 08, 2018 20:03 UTC



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