International Women Day:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the world community in recognizing and celebrating March 8 as the annual International Women Day. On this special day we salute every woman across the globe. We stand in respect to all women in the world, those fortunate to enjoy the freedom, peace and prosperity that democratic countries offer; and those women who are less fortunate and until today are deprived of basic human rights and live through and endure hardships such as armed conflict, poverty, occupation and oppression. International Women Day is a reminder to all of us regarding full equality and social justice that are still denied women on the basis of their gender. This day comes this year amidst a world that is suffering hate and injustice.  Women are an integral part of our humanity and like men are entitled to equal opportunities in life.

AHRC salutes women on their universal day- March 8.  As we celebrate this year’s International Women day, we are reminded of the tough challenges women continue to face. Such challenges include the  inability of mothers to confer their nationality to their children and thousands of females especially migrants are being forced into prostitution.

In her message for International Women’s Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says gender parity must be reached before 2030. She calls on all countries to “step it up” for gender equality, to reach ‘Planet 50:50′ before 2030.

“Every day is women’s day. They are our mothers, our wives and our sisters. We in the human rights community aspire for a world with women and men equally enjoying all the human rights promised in the UN Declaration” said Imad Hamad AHRC Executive Director. “The struggle for the rights of women is at the core of the struggle for human rights,” continued Hamad.

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