International Women's Day 2011
Celebrate International Women's Day 2011 with AJWS!
March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day — an incredible opportunity to honor the courage, strength and achievements of women and girls around the world.
Please join AJWS today in writing to your Member of Congress with this message: In honor of International Women's Day, don't cut foreign assistance funding. The lives of too many women and girls are at stake — take action now.
- In Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) will be launching a web-based storytelling platform designed by two students from NYU who interned with BRAC in the summer of 2010. With photos and video this platform will tell the stories of 12 Bangladeshi women who have participated in BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Services program.
- In Bolivia, Colectivo Rebeldía is promoting women’s civic and political participation through a special International Women’s Day radio program, and holding a meeting with over 20 women’s organizations. Colectivo Rebeldía is also supporting Bolivia’s Platform Against Violence to host activities that expose discrimination against Bolivian women.
- In El Salvador, Flor de Piedra is holding informational sessions about sex workers rights and conducting public advocacy on preventing violence against women and stemming HIV/AIDS transmission. Flor de Piedra will also be participating in an International Women’s Day march in collaboration with other El Salvadorian women’s organizations.
- In Ethiopia, Siqqee Women Development Association (SWDA) is hosting International Women’s Day celebrations at its three project sites: the towns of Sebeta, Wolliso and Nekemte. In collaboration with adolescent girls, female teachers, government officials and women from self-help groups, SWDA is organizing a panel discussion about the status of women and girls, followed by an awards ceremony.
- In Nicaragua, Las Brumas is convening a meeting with members of parliament about ensuring that rural women’s access to land is adequately considered in Nicaragua’s general budget and in national agricultural production. AMEWAS, another AJWS grantee in Nicaragua, will be joining with other women’s organizations to hold a Women’s Fair featuring cultural activities and informational sessions about violence prevention and gender roles.
- In India, Sahiyar is hosting a symposium on “strategies for saving girls” and publishing a “Say No to Violence” calendar with over 100 photos and stories about sexual harassment and domestic violence.
- Global Spotlight
- A Place at the Table for Women
- An interview with Ambassador Meryl Frank, UN Commission on the Status of Women
- Five women you’ve never heard of (who are changing the world)
- In celebration of International Women’s Day, learn how five courageous women are transforming their communities in the Dominican Republic, Burma, Sri Lanka, Senegal and Colombia.
- Policy Brief
- Empowering Girls as Agents of Change:
- A Human Rights-Based Approach to U.S. Development Policy
- From the Sources: Texts on Jewish Social Justice
- Power, Sex Work and Trafficking in Megillat Esther
- San Francisco
- International Women's Day Celebration
March 8, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Washington D.C.
- International Women’s Day Breakfast Panel to Explore Role of Women in Development
March 8, 2011 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.