CODE PINK 2013
March 8, 2013
Happy International Women's Day!
Each year, CODEPINK works to shine a light on the cost of war to women. Today we are working withMADRE to help the vast numbers of Syrian women refugees. There are 400,000 refugees on the border of
We have learned that most rapes in refugee camps happen at night when the camp is pitch black, so CODEPINK and MADRE have teamed up to send 1,000 solar lamps to Syria. This will allow the women to leave their tents during the night if they need to use the extremely limited toilets. A midwife who has spent much time at Za'atari refugee camp in
"This is urgently needed. They need this light in their life."
This International Women's Day, we ask you to direct your love and support to the women in the Syrian refugee camps. A small delegation of midwives and activists will be delivering solar lanterns and other vital support to women in the camps early next month, and your contribution is urgently needed.
Please be the light in the lives of Syrian women and girls. Make a donation today!
In solidarity on International Women's Day,
Alli, Candice, Dooler, Holly, Jodie, Liza, Medea, Nancy, Noor, Sam & Tighe
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8, 2014, GOOGLE SEARCH, March 3, 2014
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International Women's Day 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE
Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement.
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
Some groups select their own International Women's Day theme, specific to their local context. For example, the European Parliament's 2013 theme was "Women's response to the crisis" and their 2012 theme "Equal pay for work of equal value".
The United Nations declares an annual theme:
- 2013: A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women
- 2012: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty
- 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology
- 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
- 2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
- 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
- 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
- 2006: Women in decision-making
- 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
- 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
- 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
- 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
- 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
- 2000: Women Uniting for Peace
- 1999: World Free of Violence against Women
- 1998: Women and Human Rights
- 1997: Women at the Peace Table
- 1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
- 1975: United Nations recognizes International Women's Day
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International Women's Day 2014
Photo: UN Women / Betsy Davis
Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is:
This year, International Women's Day will be commemorated at UN headquarters in
The event is expected to be attended by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, as well as United States Senator and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, among other dignitaries.
The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.
International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across
Increasingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.z69lCn3h.dpuf
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