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International Womens Day Centennial

It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Daniel W. Yohannes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel W. Yohannes

This week, as we celebrate the occasion once again and reflect on the great strides made over the last century, we know their work is unfinished.

Do More, and Do It Now

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane D. Wurwand

It is with great pride that we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day with an innovative, exciting new opportunity to put our collective intentions, hopes, and dreams for women around the world into action.

Some Much-Needed Sisterhood on the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Helena Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helena Christensen

In Peru, in Nepal and around the world, millions of women already face a daily struggle to put food on the table because of discrimination and inequality. Climate change is making their situation worse -- much, much worse.

A Century of Giving Back

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Queen Rania al Abdullah

Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life, like the delicate rings in a tree trunk. With what little she has, she still gives what she can. She is Um Fawaz, from a village in Jordan.

International Men's Day

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Over my lifetime, women have demonstrated repeatedly that they can do anything that men can do, while still managing traditional women's work at the same time. But the same expansion of roles has not been available to men.

10 Reasons We Need International Women's Day

Rebecca Price | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Rebecca Price

While women's history and women's rights have made leaps and bounds over the centuries, there are still injustices, atrocities and violent acts against women everyday.

Agents of Change

Rep. Nancy Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Nancy Pelosi

In my travels, I have met with presidents, prime ministers, and kings. But what has impressed and inspired me the most were my conversations with young people, and especially young women.

International Women's Day: To the Next 100 Years

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huffington Post

We've invited some of our most influential women bloggers to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles facing women. From Queen Noor of Jordan to Eve Ensler, the voices are as varied and impassioned as you'd expect.

International Women's Day: Who Inspires You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

March 8 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past and p...

Fast-Tracking Women's Empowerment: Partnerships and Practical Solutions

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan M. Blaustein

For women and girls to thrive in urban settings, thoughtful multi-sectoral strategies must be applied, from ensuring safe transport to school for teenage girls, to training law enforcement personnel to handle domestic violence cases.

Getting Your Man to Commit

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

While roses and tubs of those Trader Joe's cookies are awesome, there is nothing more sexy than a man who is so self-assured that he'll work to shift the gender-power equation.

Women Living With HIV: A Lesson in Resilience and Rights That US Congress, the World Cannot Ignore

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Serra Sippel

How will we be remembered in another 100 years? Will this be the Congress that spent wisely and honored commitments, or did not pay the slightest bit of attention while women were senselessly dying around us?

The Arab Woman You Don't See

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Queen Noor of Jordan

Too many still equate the soundbites describing women under Taliban rule with the teachings of our faith throughout the Muslim world. But the oppression of women in parts of the Muslim world is not because of Islam, but contrary to it.

The War in Congo Waged on the Bodies of Women and Girls

Margot Wallström | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Margot Wallström

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, ending sexual violence as a war weapon remains one of the greatest challenges to the protection of women's human rights.

An Urgent Call To Action For Women's Rights In Afghanistan

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zainab Salbi

The women of Afghanistan are not silent -- they are ignored. By standing together globally, we stand to ensure that it is unacceptable to exclude women from peace talks and for government to ignore the rights of the governed.

Reflections on Women, Girls and Armed Conflict

Radhika Coomaraswamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Radhika Coomaraswamy

2011-03-07-radhika.jpgI've traveled the world to listen to victims and argue with governments. I have forgotten the faces of the many officials I met, but never the faces of the victims.

Climbing a Mountain for Hunger

Cat Cora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cat Cora

I think about food all the time. It's my passion; it's my profession. But some people think about food all the time because they're hungry. We can put an end to this if we join forces and lend a hand.

Today's Most Important Civil Rights Battle (It's Not What You Think)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keli Goff

Some of you may be surprised that I would place the battle over birth control ahead of others. But I do. The reason? Because if we don't achieve full access on this issue we will never achieve our full rights on the others.

The 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hillary Clinton

Women still bear the brunt of poverty, war, and famine. And when it comes to boardroom meetings, peace negotiations, and other assemblies where crucial decisions are made, women are too often absent.

I'm Every Woman, and a Few Men, Too

Tracey Ullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracey Ullman

I'm a really lucky girl, and I know it. I've had an interesting career doing my own thing, not being stereotyped -- I've played every type of woman, and some men, too.

Reclaiming Feminism

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Annie Lennox

Some people think we already have equality. Many young women feel the label of "feminist" is, at best, irrelevant to their lives and, at worst, a stigma to be avoided at all costs. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This Is Woman's Time!

Roseanne Barr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Roseanne Barr

Women, generally, are the ones who know how to solve problems using just a paper clip. Yet, women have never been asked how a political situation could be fixed to better serve their communities.

Mothering the World

Donna Karan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Donna Karan

For me, International Women's Day is as personal as it is powerful -- I gave birth to my daughter on this day. So, in my role as a mother to my own daughter, I have also learned to embrace the task of global motherhood.

Ain't I a Woman?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

When taunted while speaking in favor of women's rights by some white men who asked if she was really a woman, Sojourner bared her breasts and famously retorted, "Ain't I a woman?"

Join the Quiet Revolution

Kristin Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Davis

I will never forget the women of Chitehwe, a village in Mozambique I visited with Oxfam. It's a quiet revolution you won't hear much about in the media, but there is little doubt they are taking their destiny into their own hands.