Sunday, March 08, 2009

In commemoration of international women's day

What better way to commemorate this day than by supporting the devastated women of Gaza:

CODEPINK’ CALLS FOR WOMEN’S DAY 2009 TO BE DEDICATED TO THE WOMEN OF GAZA:
International Women’s Day is a time when people around the globe focus on the needs and contributions of women. This year, on Sunday, March 8, 2009, women and men worldwide will commemorate the day by highlighting the plight of the women of Gaza.

CODEPINK will send an international delegation to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid. They ask you to show your support by becoming a sponsor (to help with outreach), making a donation and/or joining the March 5-11 International Women’s Delegation to Gaza.

The call to action is endorsed by 45 women’s organizations and individuals including the National Congress of Black Women, Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, American Muslim Voice, author Alice Walker and journalist Laura Flanders.

The four aid groups include: the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

SOURCES:
http://www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=4675
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd[157]=x-157-563695


Also for this day, here is a wonderful book about extraordinary women of the Muslim world.

Yalla, lots of work to do!

J

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