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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (IWD) or as it was originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated worldwide on March 8, every year.

The first International Women’s Day was held on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, as a way to attract attention to the cause of gender equality.

On August 1910 at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, Denmark, the groundwork for the first International Women’s Day was initiated, and by 1919, the day was established to be formally celebrated.

Each year, countries and international organizations celebrate the day in different ways.

International Women’s Day organization has declared this year’s theme as The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) chose its theme to draw attention to plight of women in prison, stating ‘all over the world, women and girls living behind bars often face particular hardship in terms of protection, privacy and access to basic services, including health care’.

Women have come a long way but still have a long way to go for ultimate equality. The Progressive Press team wishes a very happy International Women’s Day to the most amazing women in our lives and all the women around the world who shape our shared destiny each and every day in their own way! We love you, respect you and we are with you!

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Emine Dilek (166 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.