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Introduced in House (02/02/1994)

[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 316 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. J. RES. 316

      Designating March 8, 1994, as ``International Women's Day''.



                            February 2, 1994

Ms. Waters (for herself, Mr. Manton, Mr. Filner, Mr. Swett, Ms. Byrne, 
 Mrs. Morella, Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Conyers, Mrs. Maloney, 
Mr. Dellums, Mr. Ravenel, Mr. Klein, Mr. Andrews of Texas, Miss Collins 
   of Michigan, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Moran, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
   Texas, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Kopetski, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. 
Gordon, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Lewis of California, Ms. Woolsey, 
Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. Fingerhut, Mrs. Unsoeld, Mr. 
  Andrews of Maine, Mrs. Meek, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Hughes, Mr. 
  Tucker, Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Murtha, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. 
 Slaughter, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Bonior, Mr. LaFalce, Mr. Valentine, Mr. 
  Mineta, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Orton, Ms. Norton, Mr. Neal of 
     North Carolina, and Mr. Frost) introduced the following joint 
  resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and 
                             Civil Service


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

      Designating March 8, 1994, as ``International Women's Day''.

Whereas International Women's Day is officially celebrated by the United Nations 
        and in countries throughout the world on March 8 of each year to honor 
        the energy, spirit, resources, and concerns of women, who are half the 
        human race;
Whereas the 1st International Women's Day observances were held in the United 
        States and Europe in the beginning of the 20th century, at a time when 
        the overwhelming majority of women throughout the world lived in poverty 
        and lacked the right to vote and other basic legal and human rights;
Whereas International Women's Day recognizes that, despite the enormous progress 
        women have made in many areas, women still face violence, poverty, and 
        injustice, are paid significantly less than men, constitute 2/3 of the 
        world's illiterate people, and constitute an average of only 11 percent 
        of the members of national parliaments and legislatures;
Whereas International Women's Day acknowledges the continuing struggle of women 
        worldwide to raise their social, political, economic, and educational 
        status, to live in dignity and peace, and to participate equally with 
        men in decisionmaking; and
Whereas International Women's Day promotes awareness of women's growing demands 
        for equality in citizenship and leadership, and for full legal and human 
        rights: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That March 8, 1994, is 
designated as ``International Women's Day'', and the President is 
authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people 
of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and 


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