Google is celebrating International Women’s Day with a homepage doodle featuring footage of women from around the world including the education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and the British businesswoman and charity worker, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and a Nigerian business woman.
The search engine’s creative team put together the doodle, which features 27 female chromosomes and a video package with the faces of more than 100 women as well as a musical soundtrack from the Belgian-Congolese vocal group Zap Mama. Others who make an appearance include the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė.
The day is being marked in a variety of ways in countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Zambia.
In Nigeria, the International Women’s Day will be celebrated in all around Nigeria in various programmes.
There will be a Talk Show and Drama by Female Students in Kaduna themed “EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS PROGRESS FOR ALL”, organised by Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI). The initiative was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide multi-sectoral interventions for the empowerment and development of girls and women.
The Office of the wife of Kogi State and Kogi Women Empowerment Network is organising Kogi Women’s Conference 2014, which kixks off today and will run till tomorrow.
The conference, which is is themed ‘Inspiring the Kogi Woman’, is organized to inspire action that will promote gender equity and empower the women of Kogi State. The venue is Glass House- Government house, Lokoja. Gala dinner Reverton Hotel, Lokoja, Lokoja Kogi State.
International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900s, a time of turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. The first National Woman’s Day (NWD) in the US was observed across the United States on 28 February, 1909.