Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy International Women's Day 2011

A century of celebrating women

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It is a celebration of women from all over the world and their milestone contributions to the economic, political, social, cultural, and other spheres that transcend the globe. As much of a celebration that it is, it too is a reflection that challenges us to find solutions to the pressing injustices women all over the world continue to face.

"Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work done worldwide yet they own 10% of total income and 1% of property."

                                     James Bond actor Daniel Craig dresses as a woman

In celebration of International Women's Day I attended the Annual International Women's Day Breakfast in San Diego with keynote speaker Abigail E. Disney, the award winning film maker of Pray the Devil Back to Hell and Women, War, & Peace. I admire her steadfast commitment highlighting the powerful work of women who are often relegatted to the bottom of our societies.

After this morning's celebration and networking with other admirable women I visited the rotunda displaying women in the peace process around the world. Here are some of the pictures.

                                                       Women in peace talk negotiations

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