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March 8th is International Women’s Day

March 1st, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Each year on March 8th the United Nations and other organizations around the world highlight progress made in the fight for women’s equality and women’s political, social and economic contributions. The 2018 theme is, “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.” Activism on women’s issues gained momentum this past year, triggered by major news reports of sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination against women and a global demand for change.

This March 8th join activists around the world to press for progress on issues that affect all women’s lives.

Visit UN Women’s webpage to view a timeline of women’s activism, and progress on gender equality.

Sign Pax Christi and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative’s online “postcard to Pope Francis thanking him for his leadership on peace and nonviolence. 

Watch a new documentary,”Mahila: a Women’s Movement Rising,” scheduled for release on March 8th International Women’s Day.  Find more information on the project at

Upcoming related event:
The sixty-second session of thCommission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 12th to 23rd, 2018.


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