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File #: 0050X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2020 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To declare March 8, 2020 to be International Women's Day in the City of Columbus - celebrating the ongoing achievements that have been made in support of women's equality, and acknowledging the ongoing social, economic and political barriers that women continue to face around the world.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To declare March 8, 2020 to be International Women's Day in the City of Columbus - celebrating the ongoing achievements that have been made in support of women's equality, and acknowledging the ongoing social, economic and political barriers that women continue to face around the world.

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WHEREAS, International Women's Day was first observed in Europe by Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland in 1911 and continues to be celebrated around the world as a testament to the enduring strength, bravery and zeal of women past and present; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is renowned for recognizing the social, economic and political barriers that have been overcome by women around the world, it is also distinguished for raising awareness against bias, taking action for equality and ultimately creating a balanced world, which is better for us all; and

WHEREAS, women's access to education, health care and paid labor has improved over the years, what is more, legislation promising equal opportunities for women and respect for their basic human rights has been adopted by many countries; and

WHEREAS, it is important to celebrate the progress that women have made - it is also imperative to keep the light shining upon the areas for which more movement and progress is needed, as well as to identify solutions and innovative changes to achieve the goal of equality for women; and

WHEREAS, our society cannot rest until each of our mothers, sisters and daughters have secured their rightful place as full and equal partners in a just, peaceful and civil society at home and abroad; and

WHEREAS, the theme for International Women's Day 2020 is #EachforEqual as an equal world is an enabled world -Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions -We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements - collectively, each one of us can help create a gender e...

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