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International Women's Day: 5 Ways To Help Empower Women

First Posted: 03/ 7/2011 10:36 pm   Updated: 05/25/2011 7:35 pm

2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of International Women's Day. The annual holiday has roots in the American Women's Suffrage Movement and is now celebrated by individuals, organizations and nations around the world.

International Women's Day is a time to honor women and raise awareness about the unique obstacles they face around the world. This year's theme is "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women."

Learn how you can get involved to support women in the ongoing fight for justice and equality.

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Women For Women International is honoring International Women's Day by encouraging communities around the world to organize "Join Me On The Bridge" events. The goal is to bring together groups of people in solidarity "to stand up for peace and an end to violence against women." Find an event near you.

Supporters can also make a one-time online donation to help female survivors of war -- or sign up to support an individual woman through their monthly sponsorship program.
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