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UN International Women's Day 2010

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Observances of International Women's Day, March 8, 2010, took place in nine nations. The theme chosen by the UN was "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All."

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Jerusalem, Israel - A new Holistic and Healing Center to serve local women opened on March 9 in conjunction with an International Women's Day celebration.

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Viewpoints about "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All," expressed during observances of  International Women's Day 2010 organized by the Universal Peace Federation.

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Gangtok-Sikkim, India - "A Women's Movement for Real Change" was the theme of a March 8 gathering in the capital of Sikkim.

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Buenos Aires and Tucumán, Argentina - International Women's Day celebrations on March 11 included musical and cultural entertainment and recognition of women for outstanding service to their communities.

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Belize City, Belize - The theme of "A Women's Movement for Real Change" inspired Belize women to seek leadership roles in their community and nation as they gathered on March 9 for a celebration of the International Women's Day.

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Toronto, Canada - The Women's Federation for World Peace-Canada held its fourth annual International Women's Day celebration in Toronto on March 7. The theme for this year was “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.”

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Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia - Representatives of the Universal Peace Federation, Russian branch took part in the traditional International Women’s Day celebration on March 8 at the UN Informational Center in Moscow under the slogan, “Equal rights, equal opportunities mean general progress.” The UPF representatives supported the UN call for NGOs and public organizations to increase their efforts to secure women's rights and opportunities in modern society.

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London, UK - ‘Celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future' was the theme of a March 14 celebration of the UN’s International Women’s Day.

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The Hague, Netherlands - A "Bridge of Peace" ceremony on March 6, 2010, brought together women from the diverse cultures and religions of The Netherlands in support of the International Women's Day and to celebrate the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.

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Paris, France - A celebration of the International Women's Day in Paris featured the release of a new book on women's dignity and presentations on prenatal education and combating human trafficking.

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