Wednesday, March 7, 2012

International Women's Day: March 8


If every International Women's Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.

Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Organisations, governments, charities and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.
"Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures" is the 2012 theme of the website and this has been widely used by hundreds of organisations including schools, universities, governments, women’s groups and the private sector. Each year the United Nations declares an overall International Women's Day theme. Their 2012 theme is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”.

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CLICK HERE to read Joan Chittister's article on International Women's Day.  Thanks to Eilish Ryan for sending it in.


  1. The equality between women and men was a huge event that caused controversy on this world. Every day, but specially on this day we all need to thank all the women that surround us.Women complement the world and are a very important part of it.

  2. I had never heard of international WOmen's day. But after reading the article I am proud to hear there is a theme for international women's day on march 8. I am proud that acknowldegement of the contributions of women strenghing on international peace and security. For the women in the world I am proud how far they have come in their strugle for equity, peace, and development. Women are very important in this life.