03/08/2012

March 8th is International Women's Day!

International Women's Day has been an officially recognized holiday by the United Nations since 1975.  This holiday celebrates women's achievements throughout history and across nations. 

This year, the focus of international women's day is on hunger and poverty.  Non-profit organizations are focusing their efforts and resources on how to empower rural women to end hunger and poverty.  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culteral Organization (UNESCO), rural women and girls face some of the highest rates of educational poverty in the world.