Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day!


Found this lovely at International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!

If you'd like some sites to visit, here we go!

There's-

www.internationalwomensday.com

There you can learn more about the day:
PLEASE CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE THE ENTIRE POST!



About International Women's Day

When: 8 March
Where: Everywhere
What:   International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
Why:   Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The firstInternational Women's Day event was run in 1911 ... more

...see tweets and photos about what's going on around the globe today for the celebration; and much more.

Then there's United Nations Women's page on the day:


For interesting articles:

one by Rainn Wilson, "On This International Women's Day, Let's Recognize The Value of Investing in Women and Girls."

one by Sarah Brown, "...Girls Stand #UpForSchool"

and one by Cherie Blair, "Three Changes that Will Help 'Make It Happen'..."

Then there are the two must reads: 

Who Cooked The Last Supper? 
by Rosalind Miles












and 

Half The Sky
by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof


...oh I know there are others; just these two I believe should be featured in schools as required reading.





For a quick fun video from 2014:

and if you'd like, here's the link to my post for International Women's Day 2014.

Lastly, I'll close out with-
Rock on!

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PS:  Gentlemen, just a little word for you.  I hope you help celebrate the day as you no doubt have many, many women in your life to celebrate.  And just in case, you're wondering; yes John, there is an International Men's Day.  It's November 19th.