| 7 Mar 2003 @ 22:07, by Letecia Layson|
Tomorrow is International Women's day. Around the globe women will be gathering to celebrate the day. Gather the Women
Beginning the week of March 3-8, 2003, linked globally by our interactive website, we are inviting women to demonstrate their courage to risk leaving old conformities by joining with millions of others throughout the world in thousands of unique events celebrating woman's true worth, expressing shared concern for our human family, and creating and supporting actions that will enable humanity to live together in a world based on life-affirming values.
Gather the Women is a project of Women of Vision and Action, a nonprofit, 501c3 organization established in 1994. Please click on the links below to learn more about the individuals and organizaitons who are working behind the scenes to make this initiative successful.
WOVA is a network of established and emerging women leaders who share the following beliefs:
We believe in the qualities of compassion and courage, and that spirit-based social action can change the world. We believe in the creative ability of all people as part of one human family, who are united in one global community. We believe in the positive uses of technology for peace, information services, communication and cooperation for all people. We believe in the right of all individuals to a healthy, safe and productive life. We believe in the methods of dialogue and mediation to resolve disputes both personal and global. We honor the sacredness of ALL life and the gifts of diversity in ethnic, racial, religious backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies. We embrace all children of the world and seek to create a world where they can thrive.
I first became aware of WOVA shortly after doing a project for the UN Conference of Women in 1995. Check here for more information.
Women around the world are gathering to celebrate Peace. Check these links to participate in actions near you:
Global Women's Strike
United for Peace
Women In Black
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's Action for New Direction
Grandmothers for Peace