International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Date posted: March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in achieving gender equality. The theme in Canada is Equality Matters.

Literacy is an important factor in gender equality. To test your knowledge of women’s literacy and gender equality globally, click here to take the ProLiteracy’s How Much Do You Know About International Women’s Day? quiz.

Grass Roots Press has recently released four new biographies about inspiring women who overcame personal and political challenges to make significant achievements.

Helen Keller learned to read and speak despite being blind and deaf. In later years, she advocated for the welfare of blind people. Clara Hughes won Olympic medals in two sports while grappling with depression. Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement, was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, a Pakistani activist for female education, also won the Nobel Peace Prize.

To borrow any or all of these titles, email library@decoda.ca .

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