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Women's Studies Program

Department of Literature and Language

Students in WMST 2010: Women in Global Perspective
International Women's Day

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International Women's Day began among socialist groups, and then socialist countries, in the first two decades of the 20th century, with March 8 becoming the recognized date. It was not until 1975 that the United Nations proclaimed it as an international celebration. Some countries treat it as a national holiday, and others ignore it. We don't think it should be ignored!

Students in the Spring 2019 section of Women in Global Perspective (WMST 2020-901) each researched a nongovernmental organization or institution that focuses on women, then prepared eye-catching pages that summarize the organization's activities. The range of issues covered is impressive:  these NGOs promote health and education; they seek to remedy poverty and violence; they address issues of justice and freedom, war and peace. We think they show how active women are, world-wide, in bringing improvements in their own lives, their communities, and the world.

The theme of IWD in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. In other words, a world with better gender-balance—balance in business, government, media, employment, wealth–will be a better world. The campaign runs all year long. Check it out: 


                                     Check out Spring 2019 student projects!

Emily Assenmacher, Medica Mondiale
Teasha Brown, Women's Learning Partnership
Erin Drinnon, Arab Women's Solidarity Association
Riley Dunn, Women in Black
Alison Dyer, Equality Now
Max Faust, International Planned Parenthood Federation
Jaden Finch, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights
Sarah Halfacre, Pathfinder International
Celeste Hobbs, MADRE
Danielle Humphrey, WEDO (Women's  Environment & Development Organization)
Erin Kelly, Grandmothers for Peace International
Keyana Miller, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Yesenia Ortiz, Fourth World Conference on Women—Beijing Declaration
Miranda Pardue, DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era)
Sirius Prater, Women's Global Empowerment Fund
Stephanie Shipp, Sisterhood is Global Institute
Ricki Smith, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Adrianna Sumlin, Code Pink
Carly Tribble, V-Day
Pateyn Walker, Women for Women International



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