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Message from Nick Clegg on International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day 2015: message from Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s video message for International Women’s Day 2015 Full text Malala Yousafzai, Fahma Mohamed, Emma Watson and Nimko Ali – these are just some of the incredible girls and women standing up and speaking out for gender equality around the world. They want […]

The Power of Voice to Foster Positive Progress -- International Women's Day 2015

It is an exciting time to be an American woman. I am seeing higher levels of collaboration and mutual respect in more and more of the groups I work and lead in. I am seeing empowerment awakening across the globe. This International Women's...Show More Summary

12 International Pregnancy and Working Mom Magazine Covers

Last year, for International Women's Day, we shared a post featuring pregnancy and working mom magazine covers from around the world. We checked back in to discover more beautiful, diverse, cosmopolitan and modern working international celebrity moms gracing covers once again. Here are our faves from Namibia, Southen Africa, the Phillipines and West Africa! \

Chinese feminist activists still in police detention

Last week Nancy Tang covered the detention of prominent feminist leaders in China shortly before International Women’s Day. She noted the hypocrisy that, as “Chinese state media celebrates women legislators and new anti-domestic violence legislation… the state is so afraid of young, vocal feminists that they must be detained right before International Women’s Day, so […]

What’s next for women’s rights? Have your say!

  This month we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 and the kick-off of the 59th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Both of these events happen every year. But this year is special. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the … Please continue reading.

In Brazil, a New Law on Femicide to Offer Greater Protection

Cross-posted from UN Women Announced on national television on International Women's Day and hailed as a commitment to UN Women’s new Step It Up campaign, on March 9 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes. Show More Summary

PoC News in America

This week in PoC News is video-heavy so make sure your roommates aren’t hogging all the bandwidth. Missed this last week: Afghan men wore burqas on International Women’s Day to campaign for women’s rights. Zaytuna College in Berkeley became America’s first accredited Muslim college. Show More Summary

Violence Against Women: Why We Keep Getting it Wrong

With the passing of another International Women’s Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve anything unless we acknowledge, and act on, the cause of this violence. So let me briefly [...]

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

"Feminism" and "Misogyny" are Apparently Banned Words on TripAdvisor

If you witness a restaurant owner committing sexual harassment, you're allowed to post about it on TripAdvisor — as long as you don't use any pesky words like "feminism," "misogyny," or "International Women's Day." Read more...

The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatistas

A Zapatista primary school. Photo by Mr. Thelkan. On New Year's Day 1994, the Zapatistas catapulted into the international spotlight. The leftist indigenous group staged several armed uprisings in Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, calling for a bottom-up revolution. Show More Summary

We've Come a Long Way, Baby, but There's Much More to Do to Stretch International Women's Day to Every Day

Co-authored by Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., WAND Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Image source: The White House Celebrate! There are positive changes for women and girls all around the globe this International Women's Day. InShow More Summary

International Women's Day -- Investing in Women for Global Peace and Security

On International Women's Day, March 8, we celebrated around the world. The conversation turned to all that has been done and all that remains to be done to advance gender equality and women's empowerment. This is a conversation we can...Show More Summary

Women as Leaders in Peaceful Transition

Women are often disproportionately affected by armed conflict, yet are also often excluded from peace processes and seen as helpless and vulnerable victims in need of protection. This month we mark International Women's Day 2015 by celebrating women's progress toward greater political, social, and economic freedoms. Show More Summary

We've Come a Long Way, Baby - and Much More to Do Stretching International Women's Day to Every Day

Co-authored by Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., WAND Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Celebrate! There are positive changes for women and girls all around the globe this International Women's Day. In Iraq, women have been at the forefront...Show More Summary

TripAdvisor Removes Restaurant Review That Used the Word 'Feminism'

The company says it didn't meet their language standards. Review site TripAdvisor took down a user's review of a gastropub in England because it contained phrases like "feminism," "misogynistic," and "International Women's Day." Guardian writer Christina Fowler visited an independent pub called The Bell in Bedfordshire last Sunday. Show More Summary

Croatian Women's Rights Activists Don't Only Take to the Streets—They Rename Them

For International Women's Day on March 8, residents of Croatia's Rijeka woke up to discover activists had changed the names of many streets to honor forgotten female figures.

HRC and U.S. 'Exceptionalism'

It was supposed to be a busy week for Hillary's roll out towards her 2016 campaign. March 8 was International Women's Day. March 9 was the unveiling of the Clinton "No Ceilings" report. March 10 was meant to be Hillary reminding us all of her "human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights" speech in 1995 in Beijing at the UN. Show More Summary

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