International Women's Day in the news | Journée internationale de la femme dans les médias

There are so many stories and inspiring campaigns on International Women's Day, it deserved it's own blog. | Il y a tellement des histoires et des campagnes inspirantes cette Journée internationale de la femme, alors il faut la célébrer avec un blogue spécial.

International Women's Day Events
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/events.asp

 

FEMINISM & IWD | JIF & FÉMINISME
Journée internationale des femmes - Le combat féministe est encore nécessaire (Éric Cornellier et Sophie David, Le Devoir)
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/318280/journee-int...

C'est la faute au féminisme? C'est un mythe de croire que les féministes sont en lutte constante contre les hommes (Véronique Pronovost, Le Devoir)
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/318309/c-est-la-fa...

Filles d'aujourd'hui (Radio-Canada.ca: Émission du 9 mars à 20 h)
http://www.radio-canada.ca/gh/rdi/ghFicheEmission.asp?numerodiff=7031892...

Une question de ton (Josée Blanchette, Châtelaine)
http://blogues.chatelaine.com/blanchette/?p=5378

Women's rights: Use 'em or lose 'em - CBC doc The F-Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist? celebrates a century of female freedom fighters (Melora Koepke, The Hour)
http://www.hour.ca/film/film.aspx?iIDArticle=21302

Uphill battle for women (Ted Shaw, Windsor Star)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Uphill+battle+women/4377965/story.html

Feminism: the f-bomb that horrifies men (Catherine Ford, Troy Media)
http://www.troymedia.com/2011/03/13/feminism-the-f-bomb-that-horrifies-men/

The fight goes on for feminism (Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/fight+goes+feminism/4376141/story.ht...

How did feminism become a dirty word? (Paula Arab, Calgary Herald)
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/feminism+become+dirty+word/4414502/sto...

Women want a ‘place of leadership’: Peace activist reflects on International Women’s Day (Laura Fraser, Chronicle Herald)
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/1231932.html

For the free, educated and affluent, welcome to the century of women (Margaret Wente, Globe & Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/for-the-free-educat...

Sure, women have come a long way, but we’re not there yet (Marina Jimenez, Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/sure-women-have-come-a...

CBC Celebrates Feminism with the F-Word: Narrow focus made the F-Word documentary inaccurate, unhelpful and defeatist (Elizabeth Pickett, Rabble.ca)
http://rabble.ca/news/2011/03/narrow-focus-made-f-word-documentary-inacc...

Pro-feminist doc doesn’t get it: Good intentions can’t save the The F Word (Susan G. Cole, Now Toronto)
http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/movies/story.cfm?content=179467

The Women’s Issue (Concordia Link)
http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/1133
 

CAMPAIGNS & EVENTS | CAMPAGNES & EVENEMENTS

Light a Spark
- Girls Action Foundation (Canada)
National Opinion Poll & Report on the Status of Girls in Canada Today
http://www.girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/light-a-spark/girls-in-canada

Sondage d’opinion national et Rapport sur la condition des filles au Canada
http://www.girlsactionfoundation.ca/fr/provoquez-des-etincelles/filles-a...

Le Carnaval de blogues Kickaction est de retour pour une quatrième édition (Le Sisyphe)
http://sisyphe.org/spip.php?breve1788

Kickaction’s Blogging Carnival is Back for a Fourth Edition (Julia Horel-O'Brien, Shameless Magazine)
http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2011/03/kickactions-blogging-carnival-i...

Girls’ blog takes action on the issues (Lois Legge, The Chronicle Herald)
http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1232000.html
 

Child Care - YWCA (Canada)
Child Care Services Decades Behind Reality, Says YWCA Canada (YWCA, News Wire)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2011/04/c7985.html

Canada will suffer without national childcare plan: report (CTV)
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110306/national-childcare-policy-110306/

Lack of child care costing Canada: report (Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/949585--lack-of-child-care-costing-c...

Canadian economy threatened by lack of national childcare plan, group says (Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press)
http://www.cjad.com/News/Canada/Article.aspx?id=266731

Garderies et liberté (Marie-Claude Lortie, La Presse)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/chroniqueurs/marie-claude-lortie/201103/08/01-...

Un groupe de femmes réclame une politique nationale sur les garderies (La Presse Canadienne)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/...

La maman et la putain : C'est l'histoire d'un pays où 80% des jeunes mamans restent à la maison pour s'occuper de leurs enfants d'âge préscolaire (Agnès Gruda, La Presse)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/chroniqueurs/agnes-gruda/201103/09/01-4377476-...
 

Because I Am a Girl - Plan (Canada)
Plan Canada welcomes newest national ambassador - Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau
http://plancanada.ca/page.aspx?pid=3354

Because You're a Girl: Growing up in the Commonwealth
http://plan-international.org/about-plan/resources/publications/campaign...

Room for improvement in Canada's sexual equality: Global report (Tobi Cohen, Montreal Gazette)
http://www.canada.com/life/Room+improvement+Canada+sexual+equality+Globa...


Because I am a Girl
- Plan (International)
Plan staff around the world reflect on changes for women in their lifetime
http://plan-international.org/about-plan/resources/blogs/international-w...

Plan is calling for 22 September to be recognised as the international ‘Day of the Girl’
http://plan-international.org/about-plan/resources/news/100-years-of-wom...

Photo essay of girls and women around the world
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plan-international/5508532091/

Women as Agents of Change
- Commonwealth Secretariat (International)
Commonwealth to celebrate ‘Women as Agents of Change’: Leading Commonwealth women to join in global commemorations
http://www.thecommonwealth.org/news/234799/080311cwweekbuild.htm

The Queen shows support for International Women's Day: Hails women as 'agents for change' in her annual Commonwealth Day address
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/8380739/International-Womens-...

Women in Agriculture: Closing the Gender Gap - FAO-UN (International)
Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/en/

U.N. Report: Closing Gender Gap is Good for Food Security
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/03/un-report-closing-gender-gap...


Bombon le buste
- Musée de la femme (Quebec)
Expo sur le sein: bombons le buste - Après des expositions sur la polygamie ou les sorcières, le Musée de la femme organise, pile pour le 8 mars, une exposition consacrée aux seins (Silvia Galipeau, La Presse)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/vivre/societe/201103/08/01-4377061-expo-sur-le...


Are We Equals
- Equals (UK, International)
James Bond supports International Womens' Day
http://youtu.be/gkp4t5NYzVM

Girls' Rights Matter  - FASD (Canada)
Recognizing Girls’ Rights on International Women’s Day (Perspectives on FASD Protection)
http://fasdprevention.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/recognizing-girls-rights-...

Join me on the Bridge - Women for Women (International)
Campaign
http://www.womenforwomen.org/bridge/our-mission-on-bridge.php

Walk a mile in her shoes - Amnesty International (Canada)
Film looks at different waves of feminism and the ongoing challenges, 100 years on from the first IWD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj1Sf8uPdr8&feature=channel_video_title

March - Toronto Action Network for Women's Human Rights (Canada)
http://www.amnesty.ca/blog_post.php?id=2568

Awareness of violence against Aboriginal girls and women (Canada)

Native Women's Association
http://www.nwac.ca/media/release/08-03-11

Rounding Up the Predators (Valerie Taliman, Indian Country)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/03/rounding-up-the-predat...

Floating an idea for International Women’s Day (Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca)
http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2011/02/activist-c...

An International Women’s Day call for action on violence in B.C. (Tracy Porteous, The Straight.com)
http://www.straight.com/article-378675/vancouver/tracy-porteous-internat...

The Violence Stops Here: Battered Women’s Support Services (Canada)
Women’s Voices at the Table: Violence Against Women Roundtable
www.bwss.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/iwd-womens-voices.pdf
http://www.theviolencestopshere.ca/

Nishnawbe Aski Nation & Women's Council (Canada)
Celebrating the strengths and contributions made by First Nations women
http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=40920

Valerie Taliman’s 2010 Series on Missing and Murdered Women (ICTMN - Indian Country Today Media Network)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/02/valerie-talimans-serie...

Celebrating Working Women - Kronos and Xplane (US)
Video shows how women have impacted changes and developments in the workforce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaf_X9qSeVY

Le sommet des filles G20 - Belinda Stronach Foundation (International)
Sommet économique de jeunes femmes à Paris avec la Fondation Belinda Stronach et ses partenaires (Radio-Canada)
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie/2011/03/08/012-sommet-jeun...


The Hillary Doctrine
- US Government (International)
In a time of momentous change in the world, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sets out on her most heartfelt mission: to put women and girls at the forefront of the new world order (Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Newsweek)
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/03/06/the-hillary-doctrine.html#

HONOURING WOMEN | FEMMES HONORÉES
Jeanne Mance reconnue cofondatrice de Montréal ? (La Presse Canadienne)
http://www.journalmetro.com/montreal/article/795401--jeanne-mance-reconn...

Une cofondatrice pour Montréal ? (Karim BEnessaieh, La Presse)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/regional/montreal/201103/08/01-4377...

Journée internationale de la femme (Communiqué de presse)
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Avis-aux-medias-RAPPEL-La-minist...

100 women: how the list was drawn up - The Guardian women's editor explains how our list of inspiring women was compiled to mark the 100th International Women's Day (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/08/100-women-international-wome...

Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk (Womens' eNews)
http://www.womensenews.org/openingtheway?utm_source=tweetdeck&utm_medium...

Newsweek and The Daily Beast Honor 150 Extraordinary Women
http://www.thedailybeast.com/interactive/women-in-the-world/150-women-wh...

US: Secretary Clinton at launch of the 100 women initiative: Empowering women and girls through international exchanges (US Department of State press release)
http://www.state.gov/video/?videoid=817531068001

Women in history: A timeline (Kirsten Smith, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Women+history+timeline/4367539/story.html

INTERNATIONAL | INTERNATIONAL
In much of the world, gains in women’s rights elude a silent majority (Stephanie Nolen, Globe & Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/in-much-of-the-world-gains-in-...

International Women's Day: Voices from around the world: To mark the centenary of International Women's Day, we asked women to share their life experiences (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/interactive/2011/mar/08/int...

Pakistan Stop Rape Campaign mobilizes young men (UN Press Release)
http://www.unv.org/en/news-resources/news/doc/stop-rape-campaign-mobiliz...

Côte d'Ivoire : Des milliers de femmes défilent contre Gbagbo à Abidjan (Reuters)
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/4/20110308/tts-cote-divoire-femmes-top-ca02f96....

Côte d'Ivoire : Quatre morts après une marche lors de la journée internationale des femmes (Metro)
http://www.metrofrance.com/info/cote-d-ivoire-quatre-morts-apres-la-marche-des-femmes/mkci!SSl8BrXU4DcmE/

Congo: Des femmes manifestent contre le viol (Journal Montreal)
http://www.journalmetro.com/monde/article/796587--congo-des-femmes-manif...

Egypt: Women's rights marchers in Cairo report sexual assaults by angry mob (Richard Leiby, Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/08/AR201103...

Egypt: Tahrir Square women's march marred by rival protest: March to coincide with International Women's Day intimidated by group opposed to calls to allow a female president in Egypt (Caroline Davies, Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/08/rival-protesters-clash-women...

India: Ahead of International Women’s Day India's women plan a massive show of strength (Trust Law)
http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/ahead-of-international-womens-day-ind...