March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this years theme is Better the balance, better the world!
Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, and gender-balanced sports coverage. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive!
If you’d like to join in on International Women’s Day, the events don’t finish today – there is year long activity and collaboration to get involved with! If you would like to learn more about the history of women and women’s rights movements, check out these great resources at the Library:
- Myths about Women’s Rights: How, Where, and Why Rights Advance – this eBook synthesizes competing explanations of women’s rights and looks at the barriers to gender equality, as well as nationality, political, reproductive, and property rights.
- The logics of gender: State action on women’s rights around the world – This eBook reveals the multiple and complex pathways to gender justice, and illuminates the opportunities of and obstacles to social change.
- Women’s rights in the early revolution – This video frames the demand for women’s rights, and observes the many ways women engaged in politics during the French revolution and the Age of Napoleon.
- Journal of International Women’s Studies – An open-access, peer reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationships among theories of gender and sexuality.
- Freedom for birth: The mothers’ revolution – this documentary features experts from around the world, and looks at the issue of women’s rights in childbirth.
On this important day, a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, why not tell the women around you how much you appreciate their efforts? Please contact us at the Library if you have trouble accessing any of these resources, or would like more resources about International Women’s Day, or women’s rights.