La Journe de la Femme: The Day of the Woman

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La Journe de la Femme: The Day of the Woman

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Paris, France

Parler Parlor 9th Anniversary Party
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SATURday, MARCH 17, 8 P.M.

Come out and celebrate the 9th Anniversary of the
Parler Parlor French English Conversation Group at La Pierre du Marais!

(corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, Paris, 3rd Arrondissement)

Menu: Kir, Confit de Canard, Gratin Dauphinois, Salad, Moelleux au Chocolat, Wine and Coffee
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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

I grew up in a household of women with three sisters, a female dog that gave birth to four female puppies, a grandmother and a mother, of course…and then there was the poor patriarch (my father) who didn’t know what to do with all of us except hide and try not to get involved. When I married and started a family, I prayed for a girl (since I wouldn’t have known how to deal with all that testosterone) and thank goodness, lo and behold, I had a daughter.

The feminist movement began just about the time my hormones kicked in and it was very natural to follow the tide of the times, always having been independent, career-oriented and battling the opposite sex for success. After all these years, it may still be a man’s world, but I wouldn’t want to be one! That’s what millions of women across the globe will be celebrating tomorrow during the Annual Journée de la Femme, or International Women’s Day.

A word from the U.N…

In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating March 8th as International Women’s Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. For the United Nations, International Women’s Day has been observed on March 8th since 1975. The Day is traditionally marked with a message from the Secretary-General.
International Women’s Day is celebrated here in France as well as in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
The theme this year is: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls (

Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world’s women? In adopting its resolution on the observance of Women’s day, the General Assembly cited two reasons: to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. For the women of the world, the Day’s symbolism has a wider meaning: It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.

If you want to participate, UNESCO here in Paris is sponsoring an International Conference in the form of a live Web Cast, March 8 2007, 3:00pm – Room II of UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, 7th, having invited five exceptional women from Burundi, Canada, Guatemala, the United States, and Switzerland, representing some of the most renowned peace initiatives, to share their experiences. The panelists will speak about their personal experiences in the domain of peace building and jointly make a statement, calling for the further

involvement of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict political processes.

UNESCO’s constitution states that ‘since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.’ This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), we wish to pay tribute to the women around the world who are courageously, and often anonymously, constructing the defenses of peace.

On the UNESCO agenda includes:

* WOMEN PEACEMAKERS – International Conference – March 8, 2007
* LAUNCH OF THE “Group of Women Ambassadors to UNESCO for Gender Equality” March 8, 2007
* LAUNCH OF THE “UNESCO International Network of Women Philosophers” March 8, 2007
* CHINDIART – Painting Exhibition February 28 to March 8, 2007
* FILIPINAS – Photography Exhibition February 28 to March 8, 2007
* FROM BIODIVERSITY TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY – Photography Exhibition March 5 to March 15, 2007
* DAOULA – Cotton jewelry Exhibition March 5 to March 16, 2007
Art Exhibition March 8 to March 22, 2007
* PAPER COLLAGES – Photography Exhibition March 8 to March 22 2007
* JAPAN – MIYABI: SPLENDOR AND SERENITY: Evening of Japanese Art March 8, 2007

The official brochure can be downloaded at: with more information and registration is required for all events, except exhibitions. Contact : [email protected] or Tel:

For La Femme Française, visit the site: And for more on what’s happening here in Paris, visit the city site at

Women and femmes everywhere…celelbrate! Don’t miss this opportunity to strut your stuff.

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds

Editor, Parler Paris

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Calendar #151
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Paris, France


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This newly renovated one-bedroom suite is located on rue Charlot, one of the most fashionable streets in the Marais district. The apartment style is contemporary, yet very warm and cozy, inspired by Alpine architecture with wonderful natural oak beams and materials such as marble and teak-wood floors. The large attic opens to the sky, thanks to a glass roof, perfect for those who wish to enjoy a bright environment, full of peace and serenity. The en-suite private bathroom with its extra large shower system of power hydro jets, makes the whole space extremely enjoyable and replenishing.

Air conditioned! 5th floor, no elevator. Sleeps 2 adults.

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Rue Lanneau, 5th Arrondissement

This very cozy, typically Parisian one-bedroom apartment is situated on a beautiful, cobblestoned, pedestrian street directly across from the famous “Coupe Chou” restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Located on the 2nd floor (European, no elevator) of a traditional 17th-century building, with secure digicode entry, the apartment overlooks both the quiet tree-lined courtyard and the tiny, charming street. Exposed and preserved wood beams adorn the ceilings throughout the apartment, complimenting the warm decoration and home furnishings.

Sleeps up to 4.

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Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week — come as often as you like!

* Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne
3rd arrondissement
Métro Temple, République or Arts et Métier

* Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and
* Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

13 passage Dauphine (entrance between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine), 75006
6th arrondissement
Métro Odéon, Saint-Michel, Pont Neuf

SATURday, MARCH 17, 8 P.M.

At L a Pierre du Marais (corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, Paris, 3rd Arrondissement)

Menu: Kir, Confit de Canard, Gratin Dauphinois, Salad, Moelleux au Chocolat, Wine and Coffee
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