International Women’s Day – Make it Happen

Today is International Women’s Day.  The theme this year is “Make it Happen.”  While there has been some significant progress in women’s issues and gender equality around the globe, there is a still a lot more awareness to be spread and work to be done.  This is not just a battle by women for women, this is a time when men and women need to support efforts for gender equality in all facets of life.

Time magazine offers a breakdown of the progress that has been made since 1995:  Progress is being made, but it is not enough

Women have made amazing contributions to both science and language arts as well as every other field imaginable.  It is time they get equal credit for their achievements, and for women of all ages to have equal access to education, healthcare, wages and receive equal credit for their achievements.

Visit the official UN site for more information and for listings of Women’s Days events being hosted around the globe:

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp#.VPxe-PnF_mc

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