Womens History Month Acts

Womens History Month Acts

    1. Petition by

      james m nordlund

      Fargo, ND

Good Women's History Month To All, Act   :)

Break the Silence by Entering a FREE Submission   :)

Please visit   :)     http://breakthesilenceproject.com/
for more info!

On Change.org   :)

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/break_the_silence_by_entering_a_free_submission_by_march_15th



Protect Women's Health: Reject the Harmful HHS Rule   :)

The Bush Administration has done the unconscionable. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recklessly and callously finalized a regulation that undermines patients’ access to vital health care services and information — putting women’s health and lives at serious risk.

Please tell President Obama to reject this harmful rule immediately   :)

Act At National Womens Law Center   :)

https://secure2.convio.net/nwlc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=267



STOP FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, Sign Petition   :)

http://www.petitiononline.com/fgm2003/petition.html

On Change.org   :)

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/stop_female_genital_mutilation




International Womens Day Actions   :)
Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org, the url   :)


http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/intnl_womens_day_actions




Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything.  Tell Everyone what you think   :)

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority



For this Valentine Day, be your love in action, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother; give all your Change.org coin away, etc.   :)

Valentine Day Coin Drop: This Action on Change.org   :)

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop




Direct Contact info.: Congressional switchboard   :)

(202) 224-3121

US House of Representatives    :)   http://www.house.gov/

US Senate   :)     http://www.senate.gov



Sites to send emails and letters, et al   :) 

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home   

http://www.congress.org/ 

Please, you can make calls to your Congressmen and Congresswomen, here, too   :)

Find your elected officials phone #'s, etc.  :)   http://capwiz.com/fconl/home



Some groups where you can independently act on   :)

http://change.gov/openforquestions 

http://www.change.org/

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.   :)

Phone: To just leave a comment message: 202-456-1414

Direct Comment: 202-456-1111

FAX: 202-456-2461

TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      History of International Women's Day

      International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

      In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women's full and equal participation.

      History

      International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

      1909: The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.

      1910: The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, established a Women's Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women's rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women. The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance.

      1911: As a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Women's Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women's rights to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.

      1913-1914: International Women's Day also became a mechanism for protesting World War I. As part of the peace movement, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with other activists.

      1917: Against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for 'Bread and Peace' on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.

      Since those early years, International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women's movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in the political and economic arenas. Increasingly, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

      The United Nations and Gender Equality

      The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.

      Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN's efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.

      International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th across the world. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.

      It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

      Foundation and Development

      In 1910, Clara Zetkin, the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day at the second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. The proposal received unanimous assent from over one hundred women representing seventeen countries.

      The very first International Women’s day was held the following year on March 19th. Meetings and protests were held across Europe with the largest street demonstration attracting 30,000 women. In 1913, IWD was transferred to March 8th and has been held on this day ever since.

      IWD Today

      Since those early years, International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

      The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution inviting Member States observe International Women’s Day in accordance with their historical and national traditions. The purpose of this day is to recognise that in order to secure peace and social progress women must be equal participants in public life and enjoy the same rights and freedoms as men.

      For the women of the world, the symbolism of International Women’s Day has a wider meaning. It is an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change.

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 4 years ago

      Hello All, and I hope your New Year is new, all the way through; thanx for all you do     :)

      Suzanna,    I hear you, very cool, good luck.  Have a good week.  Ciao.

      reality

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    • Suzanna van der Voort MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 5 years ago

      Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

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      Protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Please send 4 letters:
      http://www.patenmaedchen.de/en_wycd.html
      Letter to PLAN International - click here
      Letter to World Vision - click here
      Letter to Kindernothilfe (Germany) - click here
      Letter to CCF Kinderhilfwerk/ChildFund Germany - click here

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 5 years ago

      More Actions on Change.org, the url   :)

      Act Womens History Month    :)

      http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/act_womens_history_month

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 5 years ago

      Thanx Lee, et al,

      Gutten hagen.  More Additions   :)

      Please, Make calls to your Congressmen and Congresswomen, etc., too   :)

      Find your elected officials phone #'s, etc.  :)  

      http://capwiz.com/fconl/home

       

      Tell President Obama what you think, etc.   :)

      Phone: To just leave a comment message: 202-456-1414

      Direct Comment: 202-456-1111

      FAX: 202-456-2461

      TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

      E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

      Office of Public Liaison:

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/

       

      Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now.

      Matutinally Yours,

      james m nordlund   reality (aja)  :)

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