Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 International Women's Day

March 8, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Events are taking place all over the world to honor and celebrate the achievements of women and remind everyone of inequities that still exist. As I post this piece, hackers have already attacked the global International Women's Day website in an attempt to prevent activity.

Women's groups, schools, governments, charities, corporations, universities, the media and women everywhere have geared up for the biggest International Women's Day ever. Almost 2,000 events are occurring around the world with many more events happening online. In China, Russia, Vietnam, Ukraine and other countries, today is a national holiday.

Check out this video from the UK's Guardian narrated by Judy Dench and featuring James Bond star Daniel Craig. It's thought-provoking not only for the UK but for the US as well.