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Opinion Pieces Address International Women’s Day

The following opinion pieces address International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8.

Huffington Post: International Women’s Day: Give Yourself the Chance to Be Extraordinary
Saundra Pelletier, CEO of WomanCare Global

“…As you are thinking about what International Women’s Day means to you, I encourage you to look for inspiration from the many successful females in leadership roles that are in front of us everyday as citizens of the world. I challenge women and girls to learn from example and have the courage to overcome mediocrity. Give yourself the chance to be extraordinary…” (3/5).

Huffington Post: March in March to End Violence Against Women
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, chair of U.N. Women for Peace

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day this weekend, we have to remember to adhere to the moral commitment of fighting back and holding accountable the perpetrators of this massive crime and blatant violation of human rights. This is an issue that we cannot and should not ignore — because we are all aware of it” (3/5).

Huffington Post: Investing in Women
Noa Gafni, social media and audience development consultant

“With International Women’s Day only a few days away, it’s important to assess where we stand in terms of gender equality. How are women and girls faring globally? The statistics are striking; whilst the issues themselves vary from the least developed to most developed countries, it is clear that we are under-investing in women across the board. … On this International Women’s Day, let us invest more in the health, education, and economic empowerment of women worldwide…” (3/5).