Brigidines mark the UN International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8th.
We are invited to recognise and affirm the achievements of women worldwide. IWD also aims to shine light on the continuing existence of gender-based inequity.
This year’s theme is: DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.
UN Women is the UN organization delivering programs, policies and standards that ‘uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.’
Through UN Women, the UN suggests four ways to bring gender equity into the Digital world. Read “Power on – How we can supercharge an equitable digital future”: Support Digital Equity
On International Women’s Day, UN Women celebrates women’s contributions and achievements worldwide as well as offering awareness of the persistent gender gap: UN Women stories
You might like to listen to the UN Women’s Song: One Woman
Talitha Kum is the umbrella network of regional and continental networks against trafficking of humans initiated by women’s religious groups. RENATE Europe, U.S. Sisters Against Trafficking, ANZRATH and ACRATH are participants in the Talitha Kum network.
On International Women’s Day, Talitha Kum wishes to give voice to the victims of forced marriage: Talitha Kum: International Women’s Day
ACRATH invites women leaders, Clare Condon, sgs ACRATH President, Melissa Halliday, Community Development Team Member and Elizabeth Young rsm, ACRATH member, to share their thoughts, reflections and advice this International Women’s Day: Share your voice this International Women’s Day (ACRATH)
The Brigidine Congregation partners with and supports the work of UNANIMA International. UNANIMA aims to advocate on behalf of women and children who live in economic poverty and to sponsor women and children from Africa, Asia, and the Americas to speak on their own behalf at the United Nations. An update from UI will be circulated later this month. Meantime, the website offers information and resources of interest:
Women and Children unanima international.org
The International Women’s Development Agency offers some thoughts…. IWDA_International-Womens Day
Brigid – Woman of Hospitality, Woman of Outreach…
Take some time to view this video, “Finding Brigid.”
It includes some scenes of Kildare, of Solas Bhride and a short interview with our Rita Minehan csb from Solas Bhride: