Mar 08, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Increasing awareness of women’s rights and culture in the Middle East

Saturday March 16, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Center for Spiritual Living in San Jose
1195 Clark Street, San Jose, California 95125


Includes photo exhibition and video presentation
The 2012 Annual Report on the Status of Women and Youth in Iran will be released.

Light dinner & refreshment will be served

Women’s leadership and active participation worldwide is a breakthrough for democracy, peace and security;

This year the U.S. Congress has the highest record number of female legislators (20 Senators, 81 Representatives); Congress passed and the President signed the Violence Against Women Act (S.47)
This year the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) focuses on “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.”
This year Women are playing a significant role in the Arab Spring to establish freedom and democracy in the Middle East
This year there is major awareness of the struggles for women’s rights and cultural changes worldwide.
International Women’s Day is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents over nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

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