- Created: 08 March 2013
The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women."
Learn about the History of International Women's Day.
IWD 2013 Articles, Opinions, Events:
- (thinkafricapress.com) How African Feminism Changed the World
- (8 Mar 2013, huffingtonpost.com) International Women's Day 2013: 7 Sadly Disturbing Truths About Women's Bodies (HOW YOU CAN HELP)
- (8 Mar 2013, thinkprogress.org) How Women Could Change The World - If We Let Them
- (8 Mar 2013, guardian.co.uk) My rapists were rewarded, says Somali woman cleared of making "false claims".
- (11 Mar 2013, guardian.co.uk) Shameful Persecution of UK Rape Victims. "It is a perversion of the law to prosecute rape victims while their rapists go free. It prevents victims from coming forward and encourages rapists to attack again".
- Saturday March 9, 2013 Women converged on London for MILLION WOMEN RISE, described as the biggest women's march IN EUROPE against male violence in all its forms. Its goal? Holding up a mirror to the world about the truth of male violence against women in all its forms. MWR states: "We encourage women to WEAR RED...For MWR it symbolizes the colour of Woman and her blood, the blood of our sisters who have been murdered and raped , our blood which contains life, courage, respect, dignity and protection". Count down has begun for Billion Women Rise on March 8, 2014!
Other International Women's Day themes:
Canada's 2013 International Women's Day theme is Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence Against Women. A survey for the White Ribbon Campaign found 75% of Canadian men felt it was very important to speak out on violence against women, and 66% felt they could be doing more.
Le thème retenu par le Canada pour la Journée internationale de la femme en 2013 est : Travaillons ensemble : engager les hommes dans l'élimination de la violence faite aux femmes. Selon un sondage réalisé dans le cadre de la Campagne du ruban blanc, 75 % des hommes trouvent très important de s'élever contre la violence faite aux femmes et 66 % estiment qu'ils pourraient faire davantage.