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March 2007 Events

March 8, 2007

International Women’s Day, March 8
Since 1975, International Women's Year, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women's Day, “to commemorate the historic struggle to improve women's lives". It is celebrated around the world at the local and national levels. The theme of International Women's Day for 2006 is "Women in decision-making : meeting challenges, creating change".
International Women’s Day
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Canada:
International Women’s Week, March 4-10
Ending Violence Against Women: Action for Real Results is Canada's theme for International Women's Day (IWD) 2007. This theme reflects Canada's approach to addressing gender-based violence. IWD 2007 provides an opportunity to focus our collective attention on violence against women and girls in Canadian society and to consider concrete measures to end this social problem.

Now more than ever, we must take action to end violence so that women and girls are able to participate fully in society.This year, as we affirm our commitment to ending violence against women, let us also celebrate the women of Canada, past and present, and their vital role in making this one of the greatest countries in the world. IWW 2007 is a perfect time to celebrate Canada, where women and men enjoy equal rights in all aspects of life. As the IWD 2007theme underscores, when we work together, we can achieve tremendous results.
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Canada
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International Women’s Day
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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
2006 Organizer’s Tool Kit

Other Resources:

Status of Women Canada
United Nations - International Women’s Day, March 8

International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21

United Nations:
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
The International†Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Youth:

Youth
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UNICEF - Voices of Youth

World Conference against Racism
World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia,and Related Intolerance, 2001

International Year of Tolerance 1995

Resources: 

UN CyberSchoolBus - Curriculum

UN CyberSchoolBus
UN CyberSchoolBus - Home

 

Canada:

March 21 Stop Racism Campaign
Youth Forums Against Racism
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Resource Centre:

Anti-Racism Educational Materials and Organizations across Canada
Educational Model - Youth driven educational model to combat racism

World Day for Water, March 22
World Day for Water
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Celebrating Agnes Macphail Day, March 24
Celebrating Agnes Macphail Day
The first woman member of Canadian House of Commons

International Day for The Commemoration of The Abolition of The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, March 25

The Pilgrimages:

“Door of No Return,” Elimina Castle, Ghana:
Governor General weeps at Ghanaian Slave Castle
“Door of No Return,” Elimina Castle, Ghana
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Governor General of Canada weeps at Elmina Castle
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“Door of No Return,” Goree Island, Senegal:
“Through The Door of  No Return – A Journey of Self Discovery for thousands of descendants of African Slaves”
“Door of No Return,” Goree Island, Senegal
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UNESCO Director General attends Ghana’s commemoration of 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the North Atlantic Slave Trade
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
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UNESCO - The Slave Route Project
UNESCO - The Slave Route Project
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UNESCO Video: The Slave Route Project:
Lest We Forget – The Triumph over Slavery
Lest We Forget – The Triumph over Slavery
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Goree Island – Virtual Visit to The House of Slaves, Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
Goree Island – Virtual Visit to The House of Slaves
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World Heritage Site - Island of Goree
World Heritage Site - Island of Goree
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Goree – Island of Memories
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Goree Island – A Universal Heritage
Goree Island – A Universal Heritage
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President Clinton visits Goree Island in 1998
“Bright Partnership with Africa”
President Clinton visits Goree Island in 1998
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President Bush visits Goree Island in 2003
“Voice of Hope and Conscience will not be silenced”
President Bush visits Goree Island in 2003
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