INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Since 1911, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day. Around the world, this day has become an important opportunity for women to gather and fight for their rights -- including their right to physical safety, equal pay, and getting to make their own decisions about their bodies.
In Argentina, the 8M march on International Women’s day is one of the most significant recurring demonstrations for local feminist activists and their allies. For Argentinian women, violence and abortion rights are particularly pressing issues. Abortion is still illegal in Argentina under almost all circumstances and can be punished severely.
In comparison, the Nordic countries of Europe have very liberal abortion policies. The Nordic region is also often praised for their relative gender equality in the fields of work and education. In reality, there’s still a lot of work to do on both sides of the globe.
PAVILION NORDICO believes it is important for women to support each other in fighting for their rights, across national borders and cultural differences. We want to voice our support for the feminist movement in Argentina, especially on the issue of legalizing abortion.
PAVILION NORDICO will, therefore, be present at the 8M march in Buenos Aires, as well as host a dinner for invited guests to honor the cause.