International Women’s Day Represents Renewed Push For Women’s Rights, Equality

Los Angeles Times: International Women’s Day by the numbers
“With the campaign theme #PressforProgress, International Women’s Day — which is Thursday — comes amid a renewed push for female empowerment…” (Livingston, 3/8).

New York Times: International Women’s Day: Pride, Protests and Pressure
“…For many women, there is a keen awareness that there has been a major shift in the firmament when it comes to gender parity, the treatment of women in the workplace and sexual dynamics. But others — scratching out lives in developing countries in Africa, toiling away at jobs with little pay in Latin America, or scrambling to raise children without help in the Middle East — probably have little time left over to reflect on the one day of the year designated to celebrate ‘the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women,’ as the website says…” (Povoledo et al., 3/8).

U.N. News: International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action — U.N.
“This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism — from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond — exposing the structures that have allowed women’s oppression to flourish, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment…” (3/7).

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