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UN International Women's Day 2009

Washington, DC, USA - "Women as Peacemakers - Building a Culture of Peace" was the vision of the 5th Annual International Women's Day commemoration on Capitol Hill, March 12. The banquet room overflowed with a diverse assembly of women and men, many colorfully garbed in their country's traditional dress, all with the hope of learning about and contributing to the work of global peace building.

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International Women's Day, March 8, 2009, was commemorated by UPF chapters in Albania, India, UK and USA.

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Birmingham, UK - For years there have been monthly Women's Peace Meetings in Birmingham, the second-largest city in England. An organizer of these gatherings reports on a busy weekend of networking during celebrations of International Women's Day, March 8.

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Tirana, Albania - On Sunday, March 8, the Albanian Women Federation for World Peace held a meeting to commemorate International Women's Day. It took place in the hall of the "Officer's House."

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New Delhi, India - On International Women’s Day, the Guild for Service and War Widows Association offered interfaith peace prayers at India Gate [a war memorial] in New Delhi on March 8, 2009.

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Edinburgh, Scotland - What better advertisement for cultural diversity and community harmony than a Celebration of International Women’s Day in Edinburgh! The Women’s Federation for World Peace and the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh welcomed guests with a multi-cultural fashion show, Japanese music, African singers, Flamenco dancers, and a display of Highland dancing.

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