A Special Day to Honor Women

Happy International Women’s Day! Join us as we honor all the amazing women across the globe today (and every day), building support for women’s rights and raising awareness of the struggles still faced in achieving gender equality. This year of increasing focus on the development agenda is addressing the rising levels of violence against women. This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), taking place this week and next, from March 4 until March 15, holds as its priority theme the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. We must continue to talk about gender inequality in our circles – at home and at work, online and offline – but most importantly, we must act. Women’s equal participation in all spheres of life is fundamental to democracy and justice world wide.

In the words of Gloria Steinem, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”

Here is some interesting reading material for International Women’s Day:

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