March 8th – International Women’s Day


2013 Theme: THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM

If every International Women’s Day event held in 2013 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

International Women's Day theme

2013 Theme: THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM

Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Many groups around the world choose different themes each year relevant to global and local gender issues.

Links to follow:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/features/2013/03/international-women-s-day.html

Honoring Mothers on International Women’s Day

International women’s day: voices from around the world – interactive

What does ending gender-based violence mean to people around the world? As politicians, NGOs, activists and others meet in New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, we’ve asked people what they think. What are you doing to tackle violence and discrimination against women? What can world leaders do? And what needs to be done at the grassroots?

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