A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women
This is the theme for the March 8th, 2013, International Women’s Day activities around the world.
Although great progress has been made through the years since the 1900’s beginning of this celebration, there is still so much to be done. In some places, equitable opportunities exist for women in education, employment, access to resources and benefits, but shamefully, in other parts of our globe, women are still treated like property, abuse and violence are common, and options are excessively restricted. This needs to change.
“There is one universal truth,
applicable to all countries, cultures and communities:
violence against women is never acceptable,
never excusable, never tolerable.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Here are some websites that you can visit to begin to learn more about the history of the day, the issues facing women presently, and how you can get involved to support and encourage the women in your life… as well as value and protect all women around our world.
YOU can make a difference. Think globally and act locally…
What will you do to help end violence against women?