Tuesday, March 8, 2016


NEW DELHI, India March 4 (NNN-Bernama) -- Eighteen unionists of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are here in the Indian capital on a study tour to share experiences with their Indian counterparts on occupational health and safety.

The delegation, headed by MTUC Assistant General Secretary A. Balasubramanian, has among others called on officials of the Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), one of the largest trade unions in India.

About International Women's Day 8 APRIL

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for over a century - and is growing annually from strength to strength.