March 8 is International Women’s Day.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2016 is “Pledge for Parity”. So, what exactly is this year’s theme all about?

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.

IWD posters

Want to do more than just say, “Happy IWD”? Then check out the excellent Pledge for Parity resources to kick-start your own campaign.

iwd-resourcesClick on the image for more resources.

Also, take a peek at all our own blog resources related to women, girls, and gender.

View these IWD videos from all around the world.

IWD vids



Website of the Week: A Mighty Girl

a mighty girl headerThis week’s Website of the Week is A site devoted to book and movie reviews and author interviews of particular interest to girls. There are some really fantastic lists of books and authors that feature strong female characters and positive role models for girls and young women. Browse the sections below for more strong girl stories both fiction and non-fiction:

Mighty Girls & Women; Fiction;  General Interest;  History/Biography; Personal Development; Social Issues