Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy International Women's Day!

Today is International Women's Day! If you haven't been celebrating, start - we spend far too little time thinking about the "economic, social and political achievements of women." This year's global theme is "women and men united to end violence against women and girls." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a press release earlier today, "celebrating untapped potential but lamenting how no nation in the world has yet achieved full equality for women."

"Ensuring the rights of women and girls is not only a matter of justice," Clinton wrote. "It is a matter of enhancing global peace, progress, and prosperity for generations to come."

Jezebel has some great images from events taking place worldwide today and yesterday. And Le Monde has a wonderful slideshow.

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