Saturday, March 8, 2008

International Women's Day

Organisations supporting IWD:

* Aurora Women's Network
* Feminist Peace Network
* IANSA Women’s Network
* ISIS Australia
* IWD Toronto Committee
* LeicestHERday Trust UK
* Revolutionary Assoc. of Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
* UNIFEM and Women Watch (UN)
* World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts

Governments supporting IWD:

* Australian Government
* Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia
* Government of Alberta, Canada
* Government of Ontario, Canada
* Government of Saskatchewan, Canada
* New South Wales Goverment, Australia
* New Zealand Government
* Queensland Government, Australia
* United States Government
* Welsh Assembly Government, UK

Universities supporting IWD:

* Bethlehem University, Palestine
* Boise State University, Idaho, US
* La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
* London City & Islington College, UK
* Fordham University, New York
* Monash University, Australia
* University of Colarado, US
* University of Kansas, US
* University of Minnesota, US
* University of Vermont, US
* University of Western Sydney, Australia

Media groups
supporting IWD:

* Aljazeera TV, Doha, Qatar
* Guardian Newspapers Ltd, UK
* Russia Today, Russia
* Women's Radio Fund, Vancouver, Canada

I got this list from the International Women's Day website, but I went through the media links and linked them to current articles being run on IWD, and if there were none, I deleted the link that the IWD website originally had up. Sure, there were old articles linked by IWD's website, but I think it's important for the media to continue coverage on IWD if they are to be considered as "supporters."

Prisoners observe IWD at Shandong Women's Prison in Jinan, Shandong province, China

Iraqi women celebrating in Baghdad

These are more current news article links about IWD:

The Post - ‘Another day dawns, let’s smile anew’
Speakers highlight the need to fight tendencies of woman fighting against a woman
Humaira Awais Shahid underlined the importance of family as the inherent unit of any society, hence the women must work to change the medieval mindset of the males, be that their father, brother, son or husband. "We must all be united to fight off tendencies of woman fighting against a woman, a mother-in-law with her daughter-in-law, sisters to sisters to sisters-in-laws," she said, emphasising that what must be protected and discouraged 'continues to remain an open battle, enjoyed by the males.'

The Post - 2008 dedicated to ‘Benazir Bhutto’ | PPP Women's Wing observes World Women’s Day

VOA News - Rallies, Celebrations Mark International Women's Day
Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is the global day recognizing all women around the world and intended to inspire them to achieve their full potential. In many countries it is an official holiday.

QCI Observer - International Women's Day 2008: Strong Women, Strong World
Strong women mean a strong world. That's something we all deserve.

The Canadian Press - Young, old: over 1,000 Afghan women mark International Women's Day in Kandahar

Haaretz & Associated Press - Israel marks Int'l Women's Day with music, drama and art

I'm not going to bother with that Fox Business article about how IWD is "Code for 'Advancing Radical Feminism Around the Globe." Leave it to the king of misogyny to put out one of the only articles against International Women's Day. Oh, I'm sure I could find more anti-IWD articles if I really wanted to get irritated with MRA-types.

Not today.

I'm honoring today with a good mood. :)

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