Women need to start assuming equality at all levels as our perfect right, as boys and men are socialized to do from birth. And then we need to act.
What would you do to help women this International Women’s Day? Click a button? Watch a video? What if that’s all you had to do to improve women’s lives?
Tremendous progress has been made in recognizing and codifying women’s rights internationally. But we’ve had limited success in realizing those rights.
President Obama’s announcement of his intention to work with Congress to release funding for UNFPA shows the world that the United States wants women around the globe to be able to enjoy what women in the United States have already achieved.
India is a country of contrasts in not just the multiplicity of religions and faiths but also cultural contexts. So while in one part of the country a law is formulated to safeguard the rights of women in live-in relationships in another part of the country women are facing physical assaults for being dressed in “western attire.”
International Women’s Day demonstrations in Poland for have changed the day from one to give flowers and chocolate to women to a day to make demands to end discrimination and stereotyping.
The lack of security for women at the time of political unrest in Kenya meant that many women could not access medical help and saw no hope in reporting crimes against them.
As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, the United States is poised to reassert progressive leadership on a wide range of global sexual and reproductive health issues.
International Women’s Day is an opportune moment to reflect on whether the the UN’s review process has had any positive impact on the reproductive and sexual health of women.