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On March 8, the world comes together to honour women for their historical contributions to society, including their roles as leaders in politics, business, culture, and the arts. Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day serves as a reminder of the long road toward gender parity that women have travelled.
"Embrace Equity" is this year's International Women's Day theme. This is a rallying cry for people everywhere to take a stand against discrimination based on gender and to work together to create a more just and equitable society. You can read more about the campaign for International Women`s Day
Reading biographies of amazing women who have changed the world is one way to show appreciation for all they've done. Keeping with the spirit of International Women's Day, here are some reading suggestions:
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick (As told to)
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Maya Angelou by Linda Wagner-Martin
French Women Poets of Nine Centuries by Norman R. Shapiro (Translator); Roberta L. Krueger (Introduction by); Catherine Lafarge (Introduction by); Catherine Perry (Introduction by); Rosanna Warren (Foreword by)
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Indigenous Women, Work, and History by Mary Jane Logan McCallum
Let us celebrate the countless women who have paved the way for us and pledge to create a more just and equitable world in honour of International Women's Day. Together, we have the power to end discrimination based on gender and usher in a better tomorrow for everyone.
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