International Women’s Day 2009

March 8, 2009

Via the United Nations (UN) website:

All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honour their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against women cease.

From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) website:

Every day, around the world, women and girls face domestic violence, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and trafficking. Too often, these crimes go unpunished. Rape and sexual violence are increasingly used as a weapon of war in conflict situations.

It is both an obligation and a moral imperative that people everywhere work together to end violence against women and children.

The website of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says this:

In areas ravaged by conflict, women’s specific health needs are often neglected and ignored. But women are particularly at risk when the bombs are falling.

The International Women’s Day official website says:

IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

2 Responses to “International Women’s Day 2009”

  1. queerunity Says:

    i blogged about it today, but i dont think it is inclusive of lesbian, bi, and trans women
    http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/03/happy-international-womens-day.html


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