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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Change

     
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On March 8, 1910, the world celebrated the first International Women’s Day. Every year since, March 8 has been set aside as a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

We’ve made a lot of progress since 1910, but in many ways, we still have a long ways to go.

Each Year, the United Nations declares a theme for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme — Inspiring Change — “encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.” (internationalwomensday.com)

Organizations are hosting events around the country and around the world to promote equality for women. Are you part of an International Women’s Day event? Tell us about it on our Facebook page or tweet @TwitChange.

This infographic by First Sign gives a glimpse of the progress we’ve made toward equality for women — and inspires future change. In what areas do you think there is still room for change? (Click image to view full size.)

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Tweet #womensday and #inspiringchange
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Melody Harstine Foster

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I'm a freelance writer with a penchant for Pugs and a portfolio of articles from tech to beauty and beyond. A communicator at heart, my true passion is covering issues promoting positive change in our world. Connect with me on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, or at melodyharstine.com.