Santo Domingo .- The old testament of the Sacred Scriptures quotes in the book of Proverbs 31: 10-31 "Woman hacendosa, Who the Will find Its value is far above jewels. In her she entrusts the heart of her husband, and it will not lack of profits. She brings him good and not bad all the days of her life. "
Although from the beginning the creator has provided a space for women to live in harmony with man, women today struggle to obtain equality of their rights both in the political, social and cultural.
Today many countries of the world unite to celebrate International Women's Day the struggle for equality, justice and peace between both genders.
The United Nations Organization (UN) states that only 50 per cent of working-age women are represented in the global workforce, compared to 76 per cent in the case of men.
So the central theme of this year is "Women in a changing world of work: towards a 50-50 planet in 2030."
Women in the Dominican Republic
"The woman, with 52% exceeds the man in the electoral register, which indicates that the female vote is decisive to win an election in the country", emphasizes educator Eleanor Grimaldi Silié
In her book Silié indicates that still "reminiscences or presence of machismo, violence, drugs, alcohol, robbery, violence Domestic, are symbols of abuse against women. "
It also believes that it is urgent to stop the multiple murders of women at the hands of their sentimental partners, since both men and women are beings that complement each other and are necessary for the exercise of national life.
History of this celebration
In 1975 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared March 8 as International Women's Day, and two years later it proclaimed March 8 as the International Day for Women's Rights And Peace International.
The commemoration of this day refers to the events that took place on March 8, 1908, where 146 women workers of the Cotton Factory of New York died burnt in a fire.
According to the reports, the workers revolted in protest after refusing to continue working locked up for hours of more than 12 hours in exchange for a meager salary and infamous working conditions.
About 15,000 workers demanded better wages and working conditions, and when the demonstrations were carried out, a fire broke out, killing hundreds of these women.
Many of those women, having no other escape route, jumped from the upper floors to the pavement in a desperate attempt to escape the flames that consumed their companions. The fact shocked not only the United States, but the whole world.
After this event, thousands of women demand new rights, defend those who obtain and fight against those laws that discriminate against them or that reject the principle of equality between men and women.
The international movement in the defense of women's rights is growing and is reinforced by the United Nations Organization which has held several world conferences on women and has contributed to the March 8 commemoration Convergence of coordinated activities in favor of women's rights and their participation in political and economic life.
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