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Monday, March 8, 2010

Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress For All: International Women's Day!

Today, 8 March, celebrates International Women's Day! Today, in many countries throughout the world, women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

In recognition of this important anniversary, the theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All". 

"Gender equality and women's empowerment are fundamental to the global mission of the United Nations to achieve equal rights and dignify for all... But equality for women and girls is also an economic and social imperative. Until women and girls are liberated from poverty and injustice all our goals - peace, security, sustainable development - stand in jeopardy." 
                                         - Secretary General Ban Ki-moon


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