Friday, March 7, 2014

International Women's Day

Hooray for women all over the world working for equality, work opportunity, food, health, education, literacy, and other needs.

There's a big march in London and events in Liberia, Cameroon, Australia, just about everywhere.  See list on Women's eNews.

Many people are using Twitter to dialogue about progress and needs for women around the world.


From Women's eNews:

On March 6, a group of independent global leaders chaired by Kofi Annan and organized in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, held its first live  for questions about women's rights. Some using the #askElders hashtag drew answers from Desmond Tututhe Anglican bishop, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

History of International Women's Day:

This holiday began in 1909 as a day associated with working women and started by the Socialist Party of Amerca.  The next year it was declared International Women's Day in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Russia was an early adopter of the day/

Forbes Magazine lists ten areas for improving women's economic equality this year:

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