It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. From Freedom from Fear I heard this quoted on… Read More ›
International Women’s Day
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.
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?