Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

Today, March 8, 2012, is International Women's Day. Unfortunately, the international human rights of women too often continue to be violated around the world.  Whether it is the horrific rape of a women in a conflict zone, or the less obvious, but still insidious, unequal pay for women in the workplace, women still have a long way to go to achieve full realization of their human rights.  Today is a day to prioritize gender equality and empowerment for women.

To learn more about United Nations events commemorating this day, or to hear the speech of Michele Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director, in honor of the day, go to UN Women.

(cgb)

 

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