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International Womens Day 2012

Be an Activist

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

In honor of International Women's Day last week, thousands of women gathered together in numerous countries to demand equal rights. This bravery is both remarkable and inspiring.

A Winning Design for Maternal Health: Join the Threadless Challenge

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Today is International Women's Day, a day to acknowledge and celebrate the women of the world; but, also, to recognize that we have a lot of work ahead of us to improve the health and lives of women, especially in the poorest countries.

Arab Women Shaping the Future -- Now, More Than Ever

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Hibaaq Osman

As the world marks International Women's Day this week, it's time to look ahead to the critical role women in the Arab world are playing in framing their futures after last year's Arab Spring.

A New Paradigm Of Respect For Women

Zach Hunter | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Know this, girls and women: you are absolutely beautiful. God doesn't measure you according to the world's standards or compare you with some airbrushed model on a magazine cover.

Rural Education Challeneges Highlighted On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

For those who missed the brightly colored Google Doodle, today is International Women's Day, the day to celebrate the economic, political and social a...

Ending Oppression and Empowering Women & Girls Around The World

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I can't think of a better way to celebrate International Women's Day than to pick up Half The Sky, be inspired by the women profiled in the book and take action for all the women and girls around the world who aren't yet empowered to do so for themselves.

The Sacred Feminine Today

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Only through working together with the sacred feminine can we heal and transform the world. And this means to honor her presence within our bodies and our soul, in the ground we walk on and the air we breathe.

New Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.08.2012 | Technology

Google on March 8 transformed its homepage logo into a brightly colored doodle celebrating International Women's Day 2012. March is Women's History...

Empowering Women in the World's Newest Country

Hilde Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Hilde Johnson

South Sudan is the world's newest nation, and while we celebrate the first International Women's Day in independent South Sudan, we must look at how we can address the great challenges faced by women and girls in one of the world's least developed countries.

The Key To Empowerment On International Women's Day And Every Day

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

When I want to explain why empowering girls and women is critical to fighting poverty, I often tell a person's story. It's easier to relate to a perso...

International Women's Day: Advancing The Next Generation Of Gals

Erin Ganju | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Erin Ganju

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8, provides not only a special opportunity for all women to celebrate the progress we have mad...

Women: Let's Not Leave It to the Next Generation

Caroline Anstey | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Caroline Anstey

For many women change remains an aspiration reserved for future generations. Not for them, not for now, but hopefully for their daughters or granddaughters. We owe it to those women to take action now.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Trailblazing Women Travelers

Cheapflights | Posted 05.08.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating 10 of the top trailblazing women travelers.

Iron Petticoats and Darwin's Blunder

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

For nearly a century, Australia's convict past was considered such a stain that convict records were systematically destroyed. The truth about Australia's convict women is finally surfacing.

LOOK: Stiletto Heels That You Can Drive Like A Car

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 03.07.2012 | Weird News

March 8 is International Women's Day and one Indian car designer is driven to celebrate with a tribute that is "auto" this world. Indian car design...

Her Story: Tell Us About A Woman Who Changed Your Life

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

March is Women's History Month, a month filled with conferences, broadcasts and speeches remembering women who paved the way for the rest of us. It's ...

Education Is the Cure

Sarah Brown | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Sarah Brown

This week's international celebration of women is a vivid illustration of just how much the position of women in some countries around the world has improved over the past hundred years. But it also serves as a poignant reminder of how much work remains to be done.

Girls Advocating for Girls

Kathy Calvin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Girls have the powerful potential to be innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities, if given the chance and environment to thrive.