International Women’s Day

Mindfulness means increased awareness ~ awareness of the events of our personal life and awareness of the events of our world. With awareness comes knowledge and the right to choose. International Women’s Day is an event that brings attention to the inequality of life for women around the world.

Tuesday March 8, International Women’s Day, is a global event designed to inspire and uplift all women regardless of race, color of skin, religion or country of origin. IWD is an event that brings attention to goals yet to be achieved. Let’s join our sisters and lift up this event, bringing awareness to the struggle of women, so that together we all may achieve equality in education, employment and the personal freedom to choose our own destiny.

I hope that you’ll take a moment to go to the main site and read about this celebatory event.

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International Women’s Day 2011 Theme

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Organizations, governments and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.

THEME: So while many people may think there is one global theme each year, this is not always correct. It is completely up to each country and group as to what appropriate theme they select.

Below are some of the global United Nation themes used for International Women’s Day to date:

– 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women
– 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: First IWD celebrated by the United Nations


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