Last year we held the very first Blog for International Women’s Day (Blog for IWD for short) where we asked readers to blog about what equal rights meant to them. We’re holding another Blog for IWD on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 on the United Nations’ theme of “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”
International Women’s Day began in 1975, during International Women’s Year, by the United Nations as a day to celebrate achievements and struggles of women from all around the world. To read more about the history of International Women’s Day, click here.
Based off of this year’s U.N. theme, we are asking bloggers to answer any of the following prompts:
- What does it mean to have equal access to education, training and science and technology for women, and how do we get there?
- Describe a particular organization or moment in history that helped to mobilize a meaningful change in equal access to education, training and science and technology for women.
On March 8, we’ll be writing our own answer to these prompts, as well as liveblog to tell you what other bloggers are saying about Blog for IWD. To sign up for Blog for International Women’s Day, click here (you can also see the list of blogs participating, plus info on how to download the graphic to show your participation).