March 8, International Women’s Day

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.international-womens-day-celebration-ideas-19

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Women still have high hurdles and a long way to go.

An interesting article below about, Annie Griffiths, a National Geographic photographer:  “Early in her career as a globe-trotting photographer for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths witnessed the profound impact of climate change on women and girls in developing countries. They were the ones who went in search of water. They nursed the sick as diseases spread. And when climate disasters hit, it was the women who stayed behind to see their children and parents to safety, often at their own peril.” http://www.startribune.com

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-native-annie-griffiths-shares-women-s-stories-worldwide-through-photos/371286691/

https://health4earth.com/2015/03/09/my-toast-to-women/

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http://www.startribune.com/on-international-women-s-day-still-far-to-go/371459051/

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