International Women’s Day could not have a better Friday Hoyden than Ela Bhatt. A member of the international social activist organisation The Elders, Bhatt comes from India, where she received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2011.
Has it been a year already? Signal-boost, self-promote, analyse/critique/reminisce or just opine about IWD 2013.
A heads up from the organisers. Links to tickets sales etc at the end.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) will celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 with a concert, “Half the Sky”, at the Melbourne Recital Centre on March 7th.
Sam and Steve are equally qualified, talented and hardworking. But by the time they’re 50, Steve will have earned twice as much as Sam over his life. – www.equalpayfacts.com Sorry, haven’t located a transcript and don’t have the spoons right now myself, but the website lays out the arguments pretty clearly. Share this post? Related posts: Sobering thoughts on the… Read more →
Sobering thoughts on the eve of International Women’s Day. Trigger warning for descriptions of violence against women and children.
I don’t have anything special planned except for paying a little more attention specifically to what other women are writing right now. Feel free to share links to anything you find especially relevant today.
What, if anything, does IWD mean to you?
What one thing would you like to see different for women by next year’s IWD?
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and the above title is the United Nations official theme for the year – different nations may choose different themes in any year, so it might not necessarily be what your particular national IWD activities are emphasising. You can find out about IWD activities in your region at the official website.
Any Hoydenistas doing anything special for IWD?
The fabulous photomosaic below was made for IWD in 2006 (by Flickrite wiccked, who also blogs from Brisbane at Music to my Eyes): Originally uploaded by wiccked: go to her Flickr page to see details of individual photos And here’s wiccked’s mosaic for IWD 2007: Originally uploaded by wiccked: go to her Flickr page to see details of individual photos… Read more →