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International Women's Day

 



You educate a man; you educate a man.
You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

Brigham Young

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

Calling for change, celebrating acts of courage

Increasingly, 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.

Role of the United Nations

Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN's efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.

The work for gender equality continues

International Women's Day inspires us to celebrate achievements in women’s equality and freedom worldwide. The day also brings attention to areas of continued inequality, where acts of courage and determination are still needed in order to make the world more just. Our programmes should address issues such as: domestic and gender-based violence, healthcare and education, career training and small business support. (Written by the Sisters in Mulakalapalli, India)

Click below for photos and stories about Good Shepherd events

Central East India

Multiple celebrations, full of life. For the first time, Good Shepherd Sisters in India organise a Public Hearing, in Mumbai. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Central East India.

Karjat India

Women from tribal areas gain new awareness of their rights, and enjoy the celebration. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Karjat, India.

South West India

Girls living at the crossroads of life respond with appreciation to a workshop on Self Esteem. Click here for: IWD celebrations in South West India.

Sri Lanka

Many women including factory workers enjoy receiving information, and hope of a new means of livelihood. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Sri Lanka.

South Korea

At City Hall, Sisters publicize their work and promote human rights. Click here for: IWD celebrations in South Korea.

Australia

Mission Partners listen to stories of women, promote The Trading Circle and share an Aussie barbecue. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Australia.

Aotearoa New Zealand

The Trading Circle receives a lot of support at a fundraising breakfast event. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Indonesia

Girls watch an enlightening film, discuss support for each other and pray for women around the world. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Indonesia.

Philippines

Women are encouraged in their role as family educators, and call for an end to government corruption. Click here for: IWD celebrations in the Philippines.

Malaysia

Celebrations in Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Perak affirm human dignity, show links with social justice and present a practical twist. Click here for: IWD celebrations in Malaysia.

 

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