On this 100th annual International Women’s Day, take a moment to celebrate the amazing women in your life. Indeed, there are also many women doing extraordinary things for the environment around the world! From Vandana Shiva to Wangari Maathai, women around the world are spearheading green efforts, making Mother Earth proud!
Also, read up on how working on behalf of the environment AND women are not only mutually beneficial, they can be simultaneous and immediate. For example, the impact of small-scale farming on women in sub-Saharan Africa aids in women’s economic enfranchisement and therefore the advancing of social and economic equality.
Take a look at what women in rural India are doing to fight climate change, how contraceptives benefit women and the environment, and learn more about this year’s theme: Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.
Read what U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said about this year’s International Women’s Day, and find out what you can do to advance women’s empowerment worldwide through the award-winning The Girl Effect, and visit Care International (of post-WWII care package fame) to learn about more initiatives benefiting women and girls worldwide.
If a 12-year old girl can help save the world in rural India, so can you!