Celebrate women today! Join women worldwide to observe the accomplishments and the struggles of women. Visit the UN’s International Women’s Day site; it’s loaded with great resources. “We have shattered so many glass ceilings, we created a carpet of shards. Now we are sweeping away the assumptions and bias of the past so women can advance across new frontiers,” says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for International Women’s Day 2016.
Our collection is filled with stories of courageous women! Here are just a couple to get you inspired.
I am Malala : How one girl stood up for education and changed the world, by Malala Yousafzai
sketches her brave actions to champion education in Pakistan under the Taliban.
Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is a startling, informative, and impassioned call to action for Westerners to recognize oppression of women and girls worldwide. At the same time, it’s a lyrical testament to the strength of spirit possessed by women and girls.
Finally – Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Enjoy this interactive timeline.