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'Putin Party,' Complete With Strippers, Celebrates International Women's Day

GlobalPost | Miriam Elder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW, Russia -- What do you get when you mix a dozen strippers, a soundtrack of throbbing house music and chants of "only Putin, only sex!"? The ult...

A Women's Day in Italy

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marta Mondelli

I always expect to land in Italy and find a post-apocalyptic scenario. In a way I'm glad that things seems more or less the same; on the other hand I wish I could smell a little bit more indignation in the air.

America's Working Women: Stress, Health and Well-Being

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

March 8th is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, which seems like the perfect occasion to get the scoop on the "State of America's Working Women."

Women's March Becomes Shouting Match In Cairo

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Female Egyptian activists had called for a Million Woman March on Tuesday, demanding "fair and equal opportunity for all Egyptian citizens -- beyond g...

International Women's Day: Follow These Amazing Women In Publishing On Twitter

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on March 8, 2011 11:47 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we are reposting our Twitter list of women in publishing. Follow the feeds below to...

International Women's Day: Celebrate the Noisemakers of Past, Present, and Future

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Natalie MacNeil

Opportunity disparity is a critical challenge facing girls and women today, especially those living in developing countries whose basic needs are still not being met.

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

Helena Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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 | World
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.

WATCH: Somaly Mam Savin On Saving Girls From Human Trafficking, International Women's Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Each of them has a strong story. Each of them gives me hope. Each of them stands up. Each of them inspires me." Somaly Mam beams as she speaks to Cr...

10 Reasons We Need International Women's Day

Rebecca Price | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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.

International Women's Day: To the Next 100 Years

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Celebrate International Womens Day by Investing in Them

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

In Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India our humanitarian reconstruction work has all been led by women. In an industry dominated by men, it is intriguing to find that when responding to those in need, it is women who are the first to stand.

Google Hosts A Women's Day Celebration

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Google is featuring a special logo on its home page, as well as an opportunity to join peo...

Sexual Violence On The Way To Water

Jan Eliasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan Eliasson

For us the act of collecting water poses no risk. We go to the tap and fill our glass. But for many in the developing world, particularly women and girls, such a day-to-day chore can be extremely dangerous.

On International Women's Day: New Promise for Empowering Women

Ward Cates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ward Cates

Winning the fight to empower women will require all of us with an interest in global health and development to bring adequate resources, smart and coordinated strategies, and our total commitment to HIV-prevention.

Airlines Fly '100% Female-Operated' Flights For Women's Day | Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Air India and Air France are among the airlines flying "100% female-operated" flights today, efforts mean to commemorate International Women's Day. ...

International Women's Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou and Other Renowned Women

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

To help celebrate this centenary of International Women's Day, I went through my interviews and compiled a selection of quotes to remind us why we all benefit when we stand up to empower women and girls.

International Women's Day: Who Inspires You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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...

Women's Health: Decades Later, What's Still Neglected

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Since childhood, women's health mattered to me. When I was 10 years old, my mother developed thyroid cancer. I will never forget visiting her at the hospital and feeling helpless against this disease. It was then that I decided to become a doctor.

International Women's Day: World's Most Inspiring Women

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From female presidents to humanitarians to Nobel Prize laureates, the world is full of inspiring women who've left behind their cultural mark. The...

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD) with events taking place all over the world. This global celebration honors women's ...

International Women's Day: Looking Ahead 100 Years

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

My vision is, within the next 100 years, but hopefully much sooner, women everywhere will have the knowledge to save their lives, and the lives of their babies. Yes, it is ambitious -- but if don't imagine it, we will never achieve it.

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

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

The 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

International Women's Day: Life (and Work) Lessons Every Woman Should Learn

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

I want to take this opportunity to mark International Women's Day by writing about the woman who had the greatest impact on my life -- my mother. She brought me up to believe that there was nothing I should be afraid to try while at the same time making it clear that she would love me not one iota less if I failed. READ MORE Bill Keller Accuses Me of "Aggregating" an Idea He Had Actually "Aggregated" From Me: In an exceptionally misinformed attack on HuffPost in a column released Thursday, Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, describes HuffPost's offerings as nothing more than "celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications." I wonder what site he's been looking at. READ MORE