International Womenâ€™s Day has been observed since the early 1900â€™s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of new political ideologies.
UNA-USA Chapters will celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day by hosting events including: lectures; dinners; and film screenings in communities around the country. Event programming will confront important womenâ€™s issues such as: gender equality; womenâ€™s health; and human rights.
Highlighted 2012 International Women's Day Events
From The InterDependent
The New Girl Power: Why Women Are Key to Ending Poverty
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, The InterDependent takes a look at the progress made in gender equality worldwide. More women are working, living longer lives, and enjoying freedom and rights than ever before. Yet even as we have, on average, made great strides, one group of women in particular has at times been left behind: women living in rural areas.
Western Sahara: Womenâ€™s Rights Flourish in Difficult Times
The Polisario political movement that runs the Sahara has enshrined womenâ€™s rights in their constitution, illustrated by the prominence of women in the public sphere.
Egypt's New Feminists
For the past three decades, what little existed of a womenâ€™s rights movement in Egypt was strictly defined by Hosni Mubarakâ€™s autocratic regime. Now feminists of all stripes are clamoring to turn the page on that past.
Why the Next Front in HIV Research will focus on Women
The drive to find a single product that prevents pregnancy and protects against HIV for rural women is now front and center on the UN's health agenda.
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