Ascension : International Women's Day
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 10.03.2011 (Article Archived on 24.03.2011)
During the week of 8 March 2011, join Oxfam to celebrate women's achievements for International Women's Day.
Do dinner, do drinks, do dancing, do something – however you decide to celebrate, you'll be helping women in poverty.
Oxfam knows that women around the world achieve amazing things every day. We’ve been there supporting and empowering them to succeed against great adversity, encouraging their successes and celebrating with them as they achieve their dreams.
We think that’s a great reason to celebrate. For people to get together and have a moment with their friends, enjoy their company and celebrate the inspiring stories from women all across the globe.
We want thousands of people to have a bit of a do, have some fun and take the time to celebrate the achievements of women like Beauty Ara who showed what she could do when she stood up to try to end violence against women. Having suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband, Beauty took a stand, challenging socially accepted violence, which is too often a part of everyday life for women.
There are thousands of inspiring women like Beauty in the world, but sadly millions more women and girls still need our support to have something to celebrate.
· 40 million girls worldwide are denied access to education.
· Every minute a woman with inadequate medical care dies during pregnancy or childbirth, and many millions more suffer serious injury or disability from the same cause each year.
· Domestic violence is the biggest single cause of death and injury in women worldwide.
By having a bit of a do in celebration of all that has been achieved so far, you will be help us to continue our work with women, supporting them as they overcome these obstacles and achieve their potential.If we work together we will support even more women as they show the world what they can do