SCWO Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on 8 March and is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.

In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day.

In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday.

The first IWD was run in 1911. The world celebrated the IWD Global Centenary in Year 2011.

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2012Connecting for Success
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2006Discovery 120
With the pillars and walkways neatly wrapped with colourful drapes and music all around the SCWO Centre was all set for the Launch of Discovery 120 – a nation wide treasure hunt to mark International Women’s Day 2006.
2005IWD 2005 was celebrated in conjunction with SCWO 25th Anniversary at a Gala Dinner
2004IWD 2004 – Fete on Waterloo
2003IWD Herstory Exhibition & Forum on “Empowering Women for Life”
2001IWD 2002 and 21st Anniversary Celebration Dinner at YWCA
2000IWD 2001: A week of celebrations: Donation draw, Members' Dialogue session, Dr Elsie Yu receiving SCWO Award as 5th receipient, conference and seminar, and a dinner at SCWO
1999IWD 99 - Family Fun Food Fitness Fair (5Fs)
1998IWD 98 celebrated with 5Fs: Family Fun Food Fitness Fair
1997IWD 97 - Hi Tea at Tanglin Club
1996IWD 96 – Fund Raising Event at Orchard Point and launch of special edition Transitlink fare cards
1995IWD 95 – Lunch at Hyatt Hotel 
1994IWD 94 – Dinner at Hyatt
1992IWD 92 – Lunch at Holiday Inn
1991IWD 91 – Family Fair at Singapore Conference Hall
1989SCWO Celebrated IWD 1989 - Dinner at Royal Holiday Inn
1987Tea Party and panel discussion on 'Singapore Women - Where do we go from here?'