Saturday, February 14, 2015

'Write for Rights' on March 8 @ Jones Library

Equality for women is progress for all

"Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all." 
 International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
This year’s theme, “Equality for women is progress for all”  emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. It also stresses the vital role of women as agents of development. READ MORE at the United Nations webpage

Our Chapter will be observing and celebrating this Day by organizing a Write for Rights event at the Jones Library in Amherst on March 8 (1-4pm). A dozen of women (and men) activists have been chosen by our Chapter as the focus of our event (more to come)