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.
The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015. Everyone is invited to join the march and to spread the word far and wide.
To really "make it happen" this IWD, we invite you to join us in ensuring that data reflects the full picture -- that women are counted, and that women's leadership is championed, all toward a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world.
Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.
You've seen women in burqas, niqabs, and abayas on the news -- but how many do you actually know? And what is it like to wear one all the time?
In 2011 the Palikot movement, which championed libertarian positions in favor of legalizing marijuana, supporting LGBT rights, and reducing the influence of the church in the secular sphere, surprised everyone by catapulting into parliament with 10 percent of the vote. Long-time feminist activist Wanda Nowicka ran on the Palikot ticket in 2011 and won a seat.
At this key time, when so many are embracing women's empowerment, others are afraid to be associated with feminism. When did we get so afraid to call ourselves feminists?
As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.