08 March 2013

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, commemorated annually on 8 March (read some history about the day). This year's theme is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women."

Here are a few resources...

- Graphics celebrating the day (on the Women's Refugee Commission Pinterest page)
- Photos of refugee women (from UNHCR; click on images on right to view the collection)
- An uplifting song (from UN Women)
- An inspiring story (on Huffington Post)
- A successful advocacy campaign in the UK, seeking to protect women asylum-seekers (on Asylum Aid's web site)
- And the launch of a new campaign to end violence against women and girls in crises (by the Women's Refugee Commission; also follow on Twitter)
- A new award recognizing efforts to provide "outstanding media coverage of women and migration" (part of the Migrant & Refugee Woman of the Year awards)
- A revitalized blog: IntLawGrrls

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools. 

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