Posts Tagged "international women’s day"


Lessons from my Mother: African Women and Feminism

Lessons from my Mother: African Women and Feminism


Posted By on March 9, 2012 4:02 pm

Growing up in Nigeria, the idea that improving the lives of women was a cause worth fighting for didn’t just come from organizations, or brochures, or formal programming; I had strong women around me who constantly put this into practice in the every day, including my own mother.

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Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, the documentary film, To Educate a Girl, takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls in Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty. Catch a screening with UNICEF and the Filmmakers on March 8th in New York, or watch the full feature for free online!

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