The first international Women’s Day was observed in 1911. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements1 of women. In some regions, the day has lost its political flavour and has simply become an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Approximately how many people living in poverty in the world are women or girls?
2. What is the leading cause of death and disability for women living in the developing world?
C. HIV or AIDS
D. Pregnancy and Childbirth
3. International Women’s Day is not an official holiday in this country:
4. In the United States, National Women’s Day was first observed on?
A. 19 March, 1911
B. 8 March, 1911
C. 28 February, 1909
D. 8 March, 1859
VOCABULARY: 1. úspechy – úspěchy
Key:1.C, 2.D, 3.A, 4.C