International Women’s Day

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Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 - 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries.

The 8th of March was officially designated as International Women's Day by the United Nations in 1975 and it has been celebrated for over 100 years to celebrate women worldwide. This year's theme in Canada will be ‘Strong Women, Strong Canada' celebrating women's roles in the economic prosperity of rural, remote and northern communities.