Sunday, March 08, 2009
International Women's Day - 2009
Today is International Women's Day!
The United Nations recognizes International Women's Day (IWD) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last year designated a multi-year " campaign calling on people and governments the world over to unite to end violence against women and girls. The campaign will run through 2015, the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The link with the Goals is clear. We must stop the habitual and socially ingrained violence that mars lives, destroys health, perpetuates poverty and prevents us from achieving women’s equality and empowerment...." His complete address is on the UN site - go to 'Messages' on the site below.
International Women's Day, United Nations: www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2009
Status of Women Canada (note the new website links) : www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-eng.html