Thursday, 7 March 2013
International Women’s Day (8th March)
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day (8th March). The Hungersite has a petition that you can sign to show support for women tomorrow. International Women's Day has been celebrated for over a hundred years. Each year all over the world, people get together for conferences, rallies, theatrical performances, craft markets — activities that honor women's achievements and progress.
Did you know that close to 70% of the world's poverty-stricken are women? Did you know that between 100 and 140 million girls have experienced genital mutilation? How about that one in five women will be a victim of rape in her lifetime?
With numbers like these, it's clear that women have not yet attained full equality in our world. We need programs for job training, education, and family planning to give women the tools to make their own informed and educated decisions.
International Women's Day is a great place to start. Sign the pledge promoting women's equality everywhere.