I think Greta was very influential to a lot of young activists, and I also am really happy people from my generation are doing so much, and it’s making me have ideas of things I could do too. - 7th grade SBS student
Because we are on spring break this International Women’s Day, the question of whether and how we might be participating in the national “day without women” never really came up. I’ve heard of public school districts where sufficient numbers of women have requested the day off that they have simply cancelled classes for the day, and here at my wife’s school (a girls school which is still in session), some of the kids have expressed their desire to participate.
Suppose our own school were in session and had made plans to participate. What might a day without women have looked like?
by Karen Suchenski
Happy International Women’s Day, happy Women’s History Month all!
It seems ironic that our all girls’ school has our greatest amount of time off in the academic year during the month designated as women’s history month and that we, a global community of girls, women, and men passionately committed to girls education, are never together on March 8, celebrating International Women’s Day .
But I realized we can be. And we can unite with others in empowering women and girls around the world.
The total feminist failure I am, I haven't planned anything for International Women's Day. Help. - Queen Lilipop (tweet posted Monday, March 7, 2016)
Well. The total feminist failure I am, I hadn’t even known International Women’s Day was upon us. It wouldn’t have taken me long to realize it, though, as my timelines today have been flooded with tweets and posts (many of them from Queen Lilipop!), and as Facebook offered up a memory of the year I went to Radnor University to demonstrate on the bridge in support of Zainab Salbi and Women for Women International. One of my first clicks was on this video posted by The Global Goals and shared by Girl Effect which laid out four major areas for global goals over the next 15 years. Their goals led me to reflect on the progress we are making and the work yet to be done.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem (quoted on the “International Women’s Day” website)