It’s March 8, 2013 and International Women’s Day! While being a girl is to us, unspeakably amazing, it is equally as challenging and in some places indescribably difficult to thrive being a woman. On a day like today, and all other days for that matter, we should support and encourage each other and never forget those women who are living and struggling to survive in more than challenging circumstances. Girls are less likely to go to school, they work more, get paid less, and are denied a voice. And sometimes, they not even born…just because they are Girls.
We look forward to seeing the world forget gender inequalities and embrace all for their value as a human being. This year the United Nations’ made, “A Promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” And in that in mind we wanted to share some of the best Links for Women from around the web. Happy International Women’s Day!
The Girl Effect “It’s a GIRL”
We posted this back in 2010 but it’s worth a revisit: It is heartbreakingly beautiful to hear Zainab Salbi of Women for Women International, tell the stories of women surviving and thriving, in the midst of war.
Message from UN Women Executive
Women’s Day: Taking a stand with women in the Middle East. Support Saudi women to drive their way to freedom
And anything on MAKERS! MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Lastly, one for the men out there who want to raise their voice for the women: Ring The Bell One million men. One million promises calls on men worldwide to promise to take concrete action to end violence against women. Men, their allies, and their actions, can create that global tipping point, today.Tags: amnesty international, female empowerment, international womens day, the girl effect, united nations, women for women international