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Celebrate International Women's Day

By Charlotte Robinson, March 08, 2018
This year as we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8th we're fueled by the phenomenal success of worldwide activism of women's equality movements like #MeToo & #TimesUp. We must continue to keep up this strong global momentum for gender parity. There has never been a more important time to keep motivated as this year’s International Women's Day theme encourages us all to Press For Progress. Gloria Steinem, stated, "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International concluded, “The path towards achieving gender equality & the protection of human rights for all people, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, is long & difficult. While we have made enormous gains in the past decade, a rise of opposition globally stands to stem progress…With the rise of feminist movements in the US & globally, we see a call for what feminism really means: equality, no matter what your gender or sexual orientation. Today, gender is ever expanding, beyond the binary often imagined. No woman has full equality if her trans sisters in Indonesia do not have rights; if her trans siblings in the US are publicly harassed & forced to use a women's restroom; if her lesbian sisters anywhere are forced to undergo conversion therapy. As long as we are calling out violence & misogyny, we need to remember that the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements not only apply to cisgender women, but to people of all gender identities and expressions. Equality for everyone must truly be for everyone.”
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

It's an important day to celebrate and to remember every day all year long....progress for women means progress for humankind.

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