Marking International Women's Day 2017
On Wednesday, 8 March, the Globethics.net team and global network are happy to mark International Women's Day.
The theme for International Women's Day 2017 focuses on: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030".
This important annual event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women of all nationalities and in all cultures and countries around the world. Here at Globethics, our vision and our work is dedicated to promote the practice of ethical values which promotes the empowerment of women and that all women of all ages, everywhere have access to quality education and development.
In support of Women's Day 2017, Obiora Ike, Globethics.net Executive Director, shared this message:
"To build a nation, educate women. To have peace in the home and the State, place women at the dialogue table. To balance society with harmony, ensure that women are part of the agenda.
Our women in Africa are like Mother Earth who sustain the environment, bear the burdens, build the homes, train the youth who serve the future; thus like the earth, women are the sustainable elements of creation.
The family is founded on the feminine principle where the masculine submits to the woman essentially as mothers even to their husbands."
We believe that ethics is the fortifying agent that can empower women and make our societies stronger and better for everyone. We welcome you to take advantage of our free resources to inform yourself more on ethics.
Throughout the day we'll be sharing various videos, articles and journals from our online ethics library and publications from publishing house related to women and feminism.
The official hashtages are: #WomensDay #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017
Also related to Woman's Day 2017:
- Education: A Social Right for Women, a three-day workshop organised by Globethics.net India
- Women in (Islamic) Higher Education, our March Editorial written by Fatimah Husein, a Professor of Philosophy
This is the Storify version of all the resources shared during International Women's Day 2017.