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UN International Women's Day 2013

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Kathmandu, Nepal - Food was served to aged widows, men and women as well as children displaced by conflict on March 8, 2013, in observance of International Women's Day.

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UPF chapters in Afghanistan, Austria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Suriname, UK, and US organized commemorations of International Women's Day, March 8, 2013.

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Kabul, Afghanistan - The leaders of Aims Peace Village Organization with the support of the UPF core members celebrated the International Day of Women in cooperation with the Afghanistan Independent Human Right Commission (AIHRC). Aims Peace Village Organization celebrated this event in a large gathering on March 10, as they were preparing for that for a month.

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Abuja, Nigeria - UPF-Nigeria organized a discussion at the National Merit Award House in Abuja on March 27, 2013, to commemorate the UN Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and International Women's Day.

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Toronto, Canada - "Women Standing Up to Violence: Finding Ways through with Hope and Connections" was the theme of a conference in Toronto on March 23.

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Washington DC, USA - An International Women's Day program on the theme of ”The Era of Women: Leadership, Ownership and Compassion” took place at the Washington Times Building on March 28.

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Lima, Peru - A celebration of International Women's Day took place in the former Senators' Room in the Congress on March 8. Speakers included a representative of the UN and a representative of the Ministry for Women as well as female directors of NGOs. Women from various religions participated in an interfaith water ceremony.

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Paramaribo, Suriname - A program about Domestic Violence took place at at the Ons Huis in Paramaribo on March 8, International Women's Day. There were 35 participants, 30 women and 5 men The evening opened with the national anthem and prayer.

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UPF-Russia organized programs in Moscow and Novosibirsk in commemoration of International Women's Day 2013.

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Vienna, Austria - A conference on Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century: The Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide took place at the Vienna International Center on March 28, 2013.

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Tallinn, Estonia - UPF-Estonia held an event on the occasion of the International Women's Day on March 8. The total number of attendees was 15, most of them women Ambassadors for Peace.

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Stuttgart, Germany - The Women’s Federation for World Peace celebrated the UN International Women’s Day 2013 with an event entitled ‘Women for Peace - yesterday and today’ on March 9. The event, which attracted 31 women, was held in the premises of the Stuttgart branch of the Universal Peace Federation.

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London, UK - An observance of UN International Women's Day 2013 was organized by the Universal Peace Federation and its friends and supporting organizations on March 13 in the House of Commons, hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP.

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