2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day. The annual holiday has roots in the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and is now celebrated by individuals, organizations and nations around the world.
International Women’s Day is a time to honor women and raise awareness about the unique obstacles they face around the world. This year’s theme is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”
Below is a link to to an NPR interview with Melanne Verveer, the United States, Ambassador-at-Large, for Global Women’s Issues, discussing the state of Women’s rights in today’s society.