Blog: Women’s Rights

10 Empowering Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. International Women’s Day began in 1908 when 15,000 audacious women marched throughout the streets of New York City to demand shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights. In 1975, the United Nations gave official recognition to International Women’s Day, and it is now an official holiday in 27 countries. Since then, it has become a global day of celebration for the major accomplishments of women.


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Exemplary Education for the Underprivileged in India

Today, 33% of people in India live in urban areas compared to only 17% of people in 1960. Rapid urbanization in India results in increasing urban poverty and creates unique challenges across all of society. This is often most felt in terms of providing quality education, and UNESCO estimates a youth illiteracy rate of 14%… CONTINUE READING >>

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