Author: Hannah Melville-Rea

Hannah is sophomore student studying Political Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. She has a passion for sustainability and intends to pursue environmental policy after university. Born and raised in Japan to New Zealand and Australian parents, she is particularly interested in following LPD's "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" series to continue to explore intercultural understanding and inclusion.

International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day


“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, Feminist, Journalist and Social and Political Activist

        Every year, on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide. But What Exactly is it?

International Women’s Day is a global day honoring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The celebration has evolved over the course of a century and is now marked by an annual strike, entitled ‘A Day Without Women’, in which women are encouraged to take a day off work, avoid shopping, and to wear red in order to demonstrate the vital role women play in both the domestic and global economy.poing_feministe_0
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