Here is an excellent site for finding out about IWD events in the UK:
ONE MILLION AFGHAN WOMEN across all provinces will MARCH FOR PEACE
They have taken their cue from two ordinary women in Ireland who, in the 1970s, grew angry because Irish were killing Irish. These women went door to door and convinced women to march for peace. They later won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Women in Kandahar, the most violent Afghan province, were the first to declare they will gather on March 8th. They wrote:
“Today we drove by the site of the third suicide bomber in three days. We are ready to follow in the footsteps of our Irish sisters. For the past seven years Afghans have celebrated March 8th with cheap gifts given to women to “honor” them. This year, the women in Kandahar loudly say “the best gift for us is peace in our country.”
Please support these brave Afghan women with your signature as they march peacefully to loudly proclaim PEACE NOW on March 8th at 10 am.
LOS ANGELES, CA: More than a thousand women are expected to march and rally against the war in Los Angeles on March 8, 2008 (corner Broadway and Olympic, 10:30 am). Meanwhile, in NYC women and allies will be converging at Washington Square park for a Speak Out and Performance art to protest the war. These events are held to commemorate International Women’s Day.
March 8th Against the war is the call for this year’s International Women’s Day. The action is organized and coordinated by GABRIELA Network along with the initiating committee of the MA-AL. Dr. Enrile, National Chairperson of GABNet stated, “For too long the liberation of women has been used to legitimize the war. On March 9th, we stand together to declare that NO MORE will our just causes be used for such unjust actions.”
Women’s Voices Women Vote has a great idea for Women’s History Month. As you might have noticed, there is a new button at the top of our right sidebar. If you click on it, you can nominate your favorite women blogger.
Here is more information from their site:
“During Women’s History Month, help make women’s voices heard.
WVWV is honoring those women that have utilized the internet to amplify their voices.
Nominate your favorite blogger by March 21, then check back to vote for your favorite among our top 10 women bloggers.
Remember to visit WVWV.org later in the month to vote for your favorite in the first round.”