Sunday, March 8, 2009

Other International Women's Day Events

Women in Afghanistan: Solutions for a Stable Future

On Tuesday March 10, Women Thrive will host it's first International Women's Day Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

President Obama has noted that Afghanistan is currently one of our nation's greatest foreign policy challenges. Afghanistan has taken center stage as a security concern for the United States with a focus on the threat of growing instability, the dangers of terrorism, the potential rise of the Taliban, and other undemocratic forces.
Women in Afghanistan: Solutions for a Stable Future will feature the voices of women who have traveled from Afghanistan to share their insights about the critical role women are playing in building peace and security, establishing rule of law, increasing political participation, and educating the next generation to improve Afghanistan's future and global security. Learn More.

Paola Gianturco's
Celebrating Women Exhibit: Paris, France

Celebrate International Women's Day at an inspiring March 10-25, 2009 photography exhibit in Paris, France. Photojournalist Paola Gianturco's Celebrating Women exhibit - photographs of festivals that honor women in six countries - will open at a private reception on March 9, 2009 at UNESCO international headquarters in Paris, France. Based on Ms. Gianturco's book Celebrating Women (powerHouse Books, 2004), which featured seventeen festivals in fifteen countries, these traditions honor women for reasons as diverse as kind-heartedness; ferocity; courageousness in the face of social injustice; or simply for being young and fancy-free
. Learn More.

Watch A Powerful Noise Live!

CARE invites you to attend its premier event celebrating International Women's Day, featuring the acclaimed documentary, A Powerful Noise Thursday March 5th, 2009.

This one-night event by Executive Producer Sheila Johnson will feature the acclaimed documentary A Powerful Noise, followed by a town hall discussion broadcast live from New York City featuring: former Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright, CARE Advocate Christy Turlington Burns, CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and actress and activist Natalie Portman.
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