MTUC celebrates International Women’s Day 2011

International Women’s Day, 100 Years Anniversary

International Women’s Day, 100 Years Anniversary was celebrated by MTUC women’s committee together with BWI(Building and Wood Workers’ International) and PSI (Public Services International) at Kelab Golf Negara Subang Selangor on the 8th March 2011. More than 200 members participated with the theme of:
“Healthy Women, Healthy Nation”.

Among the activities been carried out:
• Talk on Heart Disease in Women by Dr Haizal Haron Kamar
• Talk on Obesity among women by Mr Hagdev Sigh
• Talk on Maternity Protection by Sis Kang Bee Leng
• CPR Demonstration by University Malaya Medical Centre team
• Cake cutting ceremony
• Speech by Women’s leaders
• Video/montage

This year is the 100th anniversary of Internatioanl Women’s Day. In March 1911 over a million women and men in Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland came together to mark the first International Women’s Day. It was a remarkable display of solidarity for those fighting discrimination and campaigning for the most basic of women’s rights- to vote, to work and to be elected to public office.

March 8 is now an important date on the global calendar. Thousands of events are held annually throughout the world to celebrate the many achievements of women and the victories they have won over the years-from leading governments to gaining labour rights for domestic workers.

Video by R. Rajes, Citizen Journalist