Thursday, March 10, 2011
A decade ago the global celebration of this event consisted of only a few gatherings of women. After Australian Glenda Stone created a global web site, events grew from a handful to thousands planned this year -- events organized to inspire and laud women’s achievements and advancements throughout the world.
“To make a difference, think globally and locally. Make every day International Women’s Day. Do your best to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.” - Glenda Stone
While advances have been made in 100 years, there are still many issues of inequality to address in every aspect of women’s lives. And on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day the United Nations Foundation says “girls count”, too.
“One of the most powerful figures in determining the shape of our world today is an adolescent girl, who is part of the largest youth generation in history. …..we should re-dedicate ourselves to ensuring that every girl is educated, healthy, skilled, and empowered. Investing in their today is investing in our tomorrow.”