As we mark International Women’s Day March 8, we look back at The Voice‘s coverage of the day in years past.
Bread and peace. Columnist Hazel Anaka looks at the origin and evolution of IWD. “The UN and others are focused on stopping female genital mutilation, rape as a weapon of war, and the burning of Indian brides with dowries deemed too small. It sort of makes any of our complaints as women pale in comparison.” From Where I Sit—International Women’s Day, March 3, 2006.
The Global Sisterhood. Writer Sandra Moore focuses on the status of women in the Middle East in this article. “…before the 1979 Iranian Revolution…women were free to attend university, hold high-level jobs and choose their dress. Since the Revolution women have been second- class citizens ruled with an iron fist by conservative males. ” International Women’s Day—Middle East Perspectives, March 12, 2003.