The dream of every child receiving school feeding is a step everyone can get involved with and support. This one action can improve the lives of girls everywhere by giving them a foundation for success: nutrition and education.
The truth is: inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a violation of fundamental human rights. If women realize these rights, it will make not just the 8th of March but every single day a day where women and girls can stand proud, and reach their fullest potential.
We do need to talk about how to make progress happen for women around the world. But at the same time, we find ourselves defending women in the U.S. from facing dangerous steps back. We must stop this trend.
International Women's Day (March 8) is an opportunity for everyone around the world to celebrate the economic, social, and political achievements of women
In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women.
Make It Happen, the theme for 2015's International Women's Day, is an aspirational call to act. The message going out from organizations and government groups around the world is to take steps to advance women's rights and celebrate women's achievements.
Let us make gender equality a reality by continuing to recognize and challenge conventions that seek to minimize the achievements of women. Let us rid ourselves of arbitrary yardsticks that judge women by the standards of a society content to limit women to the ideals of the past.
As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8th, it is time to remember that are many gains to be cherished and there many gaps that still persist.
Celebrated globally on March 8th, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of inspirational women while calling for greater equality. It is in this spirit that I would like to highlight the acts of courage by these seven extraordinary women.
As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.
Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.
What does it take to become a woman who not only rises, but also shines? Over the past couple of years, through my personal journey and my work with women throughout the world, I have begun to notice a pattern of traits and actions emerging from women ready to shake things up in their own lives, make their mark, and BE the changes they want to SEE in the world. New rules are emerging. Here are seven of them.
This International Women's Day is a fitting time to celebrate women's growing economic might and our ability to wield this power on behalf of the world's women. At last, we are beginning to see the potential for a sea change that could further propel a global movement for women and girls.
"The thread that runs throughout the book is the phenomena of "cultural silences," often rooted in shame: Shame about bearing daughters, which is why my mother was disguised as a boy in several family portraits, so that my grandfather would not lose face."
rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.
As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.