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strong women, strong world, International Women’s Day 2008

March 5, 2008

This theme draws in part from one of the fundamental beliefs underlying the modern women's movement, that “a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization of that society.” This refers not only to the empowerment of women as a means to bring about positive and fundamental social change but to the critical roles that women play as leaders, policy-makers, caregivers, educators, and international peacemakers. The theme also draws from the fact that empowered women can, and do, play a fundamental role in current and future efforts to preserve and protect the world's natural environment.

... Strong Women, Strong World, makes clear, when we empower women, we secure a brighter future for everyone.

— Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada used to list IWD events across the country.

How does this absence make women stronger?

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Strong Women, Strong World, Status of Women Canada | March 8, 2008
March 8 – International Women’s Day, womennet.ca
International Women’s Day – 8 March 2007 – Event Listing, Amnesty International Canada
International Women’s Day, “The International Women’s Day website is proudly provided by Aurora, a company that connects business and professional women and actively promotes companies’ employer brands, their job vacancies and their business products / services.”
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