Worldwide, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This also marks a call to action for progress towards gender parity. According to the United Nations, “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” The United Nations theme this year focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” Empowerment of all women and girls is essential in building a strong community of women, and to work towards a more gender-inclusive world.
In honour of International Women’s Day, the OISE Library has curated a collection of resources on gender equality, gender parity, and female achievements. From the Women’s Suffrage Movement to recent female figures like Malala, women have fought for rights to inclusive and quality education. Imperative for sustainable development, education can help achieve gender equality in the world of work. Please visit this subject guide for more resources.
Highlights from the OISE Library Collection:
Please visit the OISE Lobby Display on the ground floor of the OISE building to view the International Women’s Day display. For additional resources, please see the OISE Library catalogue.