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Redefine "women's work" and continue to empower girls and women


What does "women's work" mean to you? Back in the day, "women's work" was a belittling term, and narrowly defined as housework. We do not agree with that definition. We at World Education believe that the true value of a woman's work is measured by the knowledge, skills, and economic contributions she passes on to her family and community. We understand very well that the contributions of women, especially poor women, exponentially increase when they have access to education.

For International Women’s Day we are writing to the United States’ new Secretary of State John Kerry, and our former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. We are thanking Ms. Hillary Clinton for her leadership in advancing women’s empowerment around the world, and asking Secretary Kerry to keep up the strong focus on building the skills of girls and women. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, add your name to this petition and join our campaign to redefine “women’s work”, and increase educational opportunities for the world’s women.

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