Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:58 PM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
The Continuity of Assyrian Identity in Post-Empire Times
In this context it is important to draw attention to the fact that the Aramaic-speaking peoples of the Near East have since ancient times identified themselves as Assyrians and still continue to do so. The self-designations of modern Syriacs and Assyrians, Suryoyo and Suraya, are both derived from the ancient Assyrian word for "Assyrian", Assurayu, as can be easily established from a closer look at the relevant words.
— Dr. Simo Parpola Director, Department of Assyriology Helsinki University, Finland.
International Women's Day celebrates women's achievements worldwide and throughout history. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)