Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy International Women's Day 3/8/10

International Women's Day is a global celebration of women's economic, social, and political achievements. The 2010 theme is Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all. It is imperative that all unite in the effort to ensure that women are able to live with full respect, equality and dignity.

Women around the world are still subject to rape, violence, workplace discrimination, sexism, genital mutilation and lack access to quality health-care and education. More needs to be done to combat unfair laws and societal perceptions and biases that plague the advancement of all women.

Women of color, disabled, transgender women, and lesbian,bisexual and queer women suffer additional hardships that come with being a "double minority"

Resources for International Women's Day:

International Women's Day 2010 - United Nations holiday website

The Lesbian Herstory Archive - Collection of historic material of W4W

Transsexual Roadmap - Resources for transsexuals

The Zuna Institute - Advocacy for Black Lesbians

Regard - Advocacy for disabled LGBT people

National Organization for Women
- Stories and feminist advocacy

International Foundation for Gender Education - Advocating for freedom of gender expression and an understanding of all identities.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

aw? I knew Monday was special... but I missed it! ;)

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