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March 8 is International Women's Day!

The UN, the American Heart Association and so many other organizations are having  VIP Special Programs and Tributes to/for Women. Here are some of our favorites:

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Headlines and newscasts can make us feel so powerless against the inequality and tragedy in the world. But one truth shines brightly through it all, that all dreams are created equal. And that’swhere we can start.

This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Help us celebrate amazing women around the world by spreading the message of equality and hope with this new Kiva video.

 
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One in three women die from heart disease and stroke every year, but the impact doesn’t stop there. When women die too early and unnecessarily, their families and their communities all suffer. 

Following up on our most successful American Heart Month ever, please join the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease on March 9th at 2:30 pm ET for a discussion about how women can help lead the change to prevent heart disease in themselves, their families, and their communities. Leading the call will be the nation’s top health official, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, who will explain how when a woman changes herself, she can also help change her family, her community, and ultimately the world. 

Staying healthy is our best insurance. Secretary Burwell and other leading health experts will share tips and resources that you can use to keep healthy. 

 Topics will include:

  • How you can take advantage of free screenings, counseling and a new annual "well woman exam" that can prevent heart attacks and strokes;
  • Changes coming to menus, vending machines, and the nutrition labels on the foods you buy at the grocery store, as well as tips for making better food choices;
  • And much more
   

Click here to register and save the date. In addition, please take part on Twitter using #RedHeartChat. Health experts will take your questions and share their thoughts on what every woman can do to improve her heart health. We look forward to speaking with you.

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2015: Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

"To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment. The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential. " 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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.

This year’s theme, “Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!" envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. 

In 2015, International Women’s Day will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. This is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part. ...more. 

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So let's all do our part to support Women on their very special Day(s)! Thank you!



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