International Women’s Day – March 8, 2012

Theme: Empowering Rural Women – End Hunger & Poverty.

While I studied and worked at UC, I began celebrating International Women’s Day through programming campus-wide events like theater performances, film views, dinner and entertainment based on IWD theme for the residential halls, and tabling near the student union.  I have to say I LOVE how other countries celebrate it as a day to tell the women in their lives how amazing and loved they are.  This is a command (no if, ands, or buts about it)- LOVE the WOMEN in your LIFE.  Love all of us in between the female/male woman/man binary, while you’re at it too :). Love esp. to the mamas ;).

Here is more info on IWD and rural women in the US:

From UN Women, Facts and Figures (


  • Only one third of rural women receive prenatal care compared to 50 per cent in developing regions as a whole. (United Nations, The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 and 2011 (New York, 2010 and 2011), available from

Other Resources


Women sing the national anthem at the celebration of International Women’s Day at Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, hosted by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and attended by former Chilean President and UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet.
08 March 2011
Monrovia, Liberia from (

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