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International Womens Day 2010

International Womens Day

Today is International Day and the theme for 2010 is one that I am passionate about. It’s about empowerment and there are many different themes aroung the world. There are also many different events beings celebrated around the world today. The main theme is Women to End Poverty by 2015 and in the Phillipines the theme is:Empowering Women Toward Progress

Empowering women can break the cycle of hunger and poverty. This video comes from The world food program

The word empowerment is demonstrated in the initial micro credit program set up by Mohammed Yunis for the women of Bangaldesh through the establishment of The Grameen Bank. This is an amazing story and today there are many organizations like Kiva where women become empowered, which changes lives and then in turn the process begins to alleviate poverty .

Kive Changing lives

Unifem shares a video from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Today is a celebration of women across the globe!

Women bringingitive change
Thomson Reuters invites you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day and the role of women in bringing about positive change in the world. To mark this occasion Reuters has created a slideshow of women from across the globe, living in extraordinary times.

here is the link to view the slide show

Also you can watch and join in the live blog at

International Women’s Day 2010 LIVE (39 watchers)

Have your say on Reuters about what women’s day means to you

There is a Facebook page

You can check out other blog posts on International Womens Day at Bloggers Unite

2011 IWD Global Centenary Year
2011 will see the global centenary year for International Women’s Day – 100 years since International Women’s Day was marked for the first time where more than one million women and men attended rallies.

Do you have a special International Womens Day story to share?

What do you do to feel empowered?

Will you make a differenceto your life and that of others?

be empowered


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