Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day! Today, women around the globe remember to be proud, to be vocal, and to give back to the community.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women for Women International (www.womenforwomen.org) has organized the event Women on the Bridge. The mission of this organization is to provide women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
Today, join Women for Women International on the bridge! Last year, thousands of women and men gathered on more than 464 bridges in 70 countries. You can make a difference. Join as a group, or as an individual — you won’t be alone. Go to http://joinmeonthebridge.org to find your bridge and information on how to fundraise for the day.
“Stand with women on March 8 to build bridges of peace and hope for the future.”
If you can’t participate in your local bridge event, then Tweet about it. Use Hashtag #Bridge12. You can also visit their Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/84kh5dv.
Jill A. Tardiff is the Women’s National Book Association current National Reading Group Month Chair and UN DPI/NGO Chief Representative.