Restless Round-Up #IWD2015

12 Mar 15
International

So today marks both #TBT (Throwback Thursday) and #ThankYouThursday in the world of social media so we thought that it would be a good point to look back and reflect on our amazing week of celebration for International Women's Day. Scroll down further below to see some of our highlights.

Happy IWD

Over at on our We Are Restless blog we had an intriguing series of women-focused blog posts written by volunteers, staff members, and people in the community that we work with. While on our social media channels, we shared a collection of inspiring visions for 2030 from women across the world.

International Women's Day this year takes on a special signficance as the Sustainable Development Goal and climate change summits hosted in the Autumn could prove to be the most important negotiations for women in history. Our action/2015 campaign is all about highlighting the importance of these summits and Restless Development staff member and Co-Chair of the action/2015 global Youth Action Team, Anna Roguski, had this to say:

"You can't make the world a better place when you waste the potential of half its people. Like the inspirational Malala, girls and women around the world are showing they are committed to change - world leaders must match that ambition with their actions this year."

 

Our Global Policy and Practice team have also been working hard  and provided us with two sobering facts to underline the importance of campaigning for geneder equality, they are:

  • If we can 'ensure healthy lives for all at all ages' (Goal Three) we can stop a young woman being infected with HIV every minute
  • If we can 'ensure quality education for all' (Goal Four) we can tackle the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide - getting pregnant

Here are our highlights from the week of celebration: