International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Date posted: March 5, 2015

International Women’s Day is held every March 8th. It’s a time to celebrate women’s achievements and call for greater equality. This year’s theme is Make It Happen.

One of the factors that can make things happen for women is literacy, and the benefits of developing literacy in women extend beyond an individual scope.

“It improves livelihoods, leads to better child and maternal health, and favours girls’ access to education. In short, newly literate women have a positive ripple effect on all development indicators.” Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO

Read Literacy and Women’s Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration to find out about some of the programs in women’s literacy globally.

To learn more, contact the library to borrow Empowering women through literacy: views from experience. Here’s a full list of texts available to you online or at our library made especially for International Women’s Day.

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