It’s March 8 and although women should be celebrated every day, this day unites the celebrations around the world. As the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, said earlier this year,
“It is only by including all, by coming together that we can face the serious problems of human rights, war and peace, deep poverty and inequality, and humanitarian need, be it from Gaza to northern Mali to Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan , the Congo and Syria.”
We can’t agree more! Watch Bachelet’s full talk below.
A brave Afghan woman shares her story of abuse, neglect, and her road to a better life here. It reminds us of the continued struggle for women around the world and the importance of March 8.
Finally, enjoy a gallery of photos from women’s day 2013!