Sunday, 4 March 2012

Girls and Women Change our World: Introduction

This week's internationally important event is International Women's Day.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th across the world.
IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements, regardless of 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.

There are many complex issues facing women and girls across the globe, and IWD is still crucially important. Anyone who thinks that 'Women's Lib' is a thing of the past is gravely mistaken.

In honour of this week, I would like to post a series entitled 'Girls and Women Change our World' to highlight issues of critical importance to girls and women, and to celebrate girls and women.

Part 1: What are the issues?

Part 2: The girl child

Part 3: What about the men?

Part 4: You don't exactly look like a feminist...

Part 5: Women’s roles in economic contribution

Part 6: Saturday Snippets: Girls and Women Change our World edition.

Part 7: Profiles of contributions


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