Today is International Women's Day
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. Originally developed as a socialist event known as “International Working Women’s Day”, today IWD honors and celebrates the achievements of women and it is celebrated throughout the world. In recognition of IWD, Google’s Doodle has been changed for the day.
The United Nation’s theme for this year’s IWD is:
Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.
No character in comics reflects the spirit of IWD more than Wonder Woman. I think this page by George Perez, done for Wonder Woman #600, showcases her role as an inspiration and leader within comics. I’ll be posting other images today that also showcase Wonder Woman as a character that inspires and leads and reflects commitment to the ideals of IWD.
“On this Mother's Day, let's remember that 1,000 women still tragically die every day in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications that are preventable with skilled clinicians, drugs and equipment. Maternal death is an ongoing crisis, but it is an avoidable crisis and it deserves our attention. ”—Kara Blackburn, from Brisbane, Australia, is a registered nurse/midwife who joined Doctors Without Borders in 2006. She has practiced midwifery for 14 years. In her current role as medical advisor for women’s health, based in Sydney, Blackburn supports a number of Doctors Without Borders women’s health projects globally.
Read the rest of her article from WomensENews.org