Mixed views about International Women’s Day

A survey conducted in connection with International Women’s Day suggests that the majority of Czechs feel it is an occasion worth marking. A quarter of respondents said they see it as a nice opportunity to give women in their close vicinity flowers and chocolates. Thirteen percent say it is a day of acknowledgment for all the extra work women do in running the house and looking after the kids. Only 11 percent of respondents said it was a day dedicated to the fight for women’s rights and should be marked as such. Young people generally had no idea that March 8th is International Women’s Day and a few suggested it was Mothering Sunday.