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March 08, 2007

International Women's Day: Women's Health

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

"Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future."

International Women's Day is celebrated as a major holiday in many countries around the world. In honor of International Women's Day, many organizations are presenting special information or resources on women's health in the field of public health. Here are a few samplings.

World Health Organization: Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General:
Podcast: http://www.who.int/about/licensing/podcast/en/index1.html
Statement: http://www.who.int/entity/mediacentre/news/statements/2007/s05/en/index.html
Department of Gender, Women and Health: http://www.who.int/gender/en/index.html

WHO: Europe: Gender and Health - International Women's Day: Ending impunity for violence against women and girls: http://www.euro.who.int/GEM/20070306_1

PAHO: Make Every Girl Count: Improving Cervical Cancer Detection: http://www.paho.org/english/ad/ge/int_women_day.htm

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism: Inside PCIJ: International Women's Day - Status of Women in the Phillipines: http://www.pcij.org/blog/?p=704

United Nations: International Women's Day: Resources: http://www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2007/resources.shtml

United States: Department of State: Condeleeza Rice: Remarks on International Women's Day: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2007/mar/81518.htm

Women's Global Health Imperative: http://www.wghi.org/

Posted by pfa at March 8, 2007 03:34 PM


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