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Legislation #: 120238 Introduction Date: 3/8/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/18/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MARCASON, SHARP, CIRCO, CURLS, DAVIS, FORD, GLOVER, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, REED, TAYLOR, WAGNER AND BROOKS
Title: Recognizing March 8, 2012, as International Women’s Day in Kansas City and around the world.

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3/8/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/8/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120238

 

Recognizing March 8, 2012, as International Women’s Day in Kansas City and around the world.

 

WHEREAS, in 1909, the first National Woman’s Day was observed across the United States and continued to be celebrated on the last Sunday of February through 1913; and

 

WHEREAS, this movement for women’s rights including universal suffrage for women gradually spread throughout the world; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1948, in the first year of the United Nations, the Economic and Social Council established its Commission on the Status of Women as the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women; and

 

WHEREAS, the declaration adopted by the General Assembly that same year reaffirms that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, … birth or other status”; and

 

WHEREAS, the feminist movement began to gain momentum and therefore the United Nations declared 1975 the International Women’s Year and since then March 8 has been the occasion marked by women’s groups around the world and by the UN to commemorate and encourage the world to work united on Millennium Development Goals No. 3 and No. 5; and

 

WHEREAS, every citizen must take action to promote gender equality, empower women and help the world reduce the maternal mortality ratio; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor and recognize March 8, 2012, as International Women’s Day and that this day is set aside to encourage our community to work on accelerating progress in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to representatives of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City and the Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC).

 

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