March 4, 2013 — International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect upon the work of those women activists who achieved so much, and to consider how each one of us will continue to move forward the agenda of equality for women. March 8, 2013 is a day of global celebration to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. This theme is described in the following way: Over time and distance, equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.
Visit the website, www.internationalwomensday.com to find important and timely resources for educators who want to support and advocate for women.
Please refer to the newsletter below from the OSSTF/FEESO Status of Women Committee for additional resources and ideas on how you can acknowledge and celebrate International Women’s Day in the classroom.