I received an email from the organization Women for Women International asking me to post information about their International Women’s Day activities. I had never heard of this organization, but glancing through their website the work they do sounds wonderful and very important to peace. In their About Us section, they say:
Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives through a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments.
We begin by working with women who may have lost everything in conflict and often have nowhere else to turn. Participation in our one-year program launches women on a journey from victim to survivor to active citizen. We identify services to support graduates of the program as they continue to strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities.
They are holding a conference call on March 5 in relation to International Women’s Day (which is March 8). This is a little bit last minute, but here is the information they asked me to post:
On International Women’s Day, women around the world join together in celebration of the intelligence, strength, courage and beauty of women. Since 1908 this has been a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world without regard to their national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences.
This year, join Women for Women International to celebrate the economic and social achievements of women. Honor the women who work to overcome the food crisis in their communities and put food on the table for their families. These women are not waiting for a bailout but are instead learning the skills and techniques of sustainable organic farming to feed their families and support themselves.
Wondering how you can participate in International Women’s Day?
JOIN WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL FOR A GLOBAL TELECONFERENCE ON MARCH 5th.
Global Program Executive Director Karen Sherman and Dr. Grace Fisiy, Agribusiness Specialist, will talk about what women in our program are doing to eradicate hunger in their countries. Click here for more details.
HOST AN EVENT. There are plenty of ways to celebrate International Women’s Day and to help empower women across the globe. Past events include house parties, book club meetings, art exhibits, and craft shows. Browse the Get Involved! Blog for more creative ideas on how to raise awareness about the global food crisis or download our Event Kit to get started!