Today we celebrate International Women's Day. The Mayor of Bogotá in Colombia, Antanas Mockus, introduced a new tradition in 2001 called Women's Night. It was celebrated the night before March 8th and men were asked to stay home with the kids and contemplate over themselves and their women, and the work they do. The women in turn went out to parks and enjoyed themselves with their grandmothers while policeofficers made sure no man disturbed them.
Result: There was not a single murder on the streets of Bogotá, which normally witnesses 15 murders a night. *
Also Watch the fabulous feature documentary about Women and AIDS. A Must See!
*From the article "Aborto Libre" by Magnus Linton, 2005
Al Jazeera TV, is one of the supporting media groups for the IWD.