Why A 106-Year-Old Event Is Still Relevant In 2017

Why A 106-Year-Old Event Is Still Relevant In 2017

by The Daily Eye Team March 21 2017, 2:29 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 26 secs

Women won't be coming to work. That's what Americans may think that International Women's Day means this year. The event, which has been celebrated for 106 years, has no single organizer or agenda. That's what makes it so effective, says Terry McGovern, professor and chair of population and family health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. "There's not an imposed agenda. It allows women to define what the day means for them, and what needs to happen for them to achieve equality."


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