Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 14, 2011
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On Tuesday, March 8, the BRAC USA team joined thousands of people in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge as a part of the global “Join us on the bridge” solidarity campaign on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, co-sponsored by Google and Women for Women International drew an energetic crowd of women and men alike. The BRAC USA magenta t-shirts also drew a great deal of attention. The beautiful weather and the shining smiles of attendees made the day a truly special occasion.

On Tuesday, March 8, the BRAC USA team joined thousands of people in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge as a part of the global “Join us on the bridge” solidarity campaign on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, co-sponsored by Google and Women for Women International drew an energetic crowd of women and men alike. The BRAC USA magenta t-shirts also drew a great deal of attention. The beautiful weather and the shining smiles of attendees made the day a truly special occasion.

Attendees were there to celebrate the achievements of women globally over the last decade but were also cognizant of the task that lies ahead in achieving true gender equality. In her speech, Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International emphasized that equality will not be achieved unless women are brought to the negotiating table. The walk concluded in Manhattan with a celebratory party with music and dancing in City Hall Park. Speeches were made by many notable figures who support women’s efforts in the developing world such as Russel Simmons and Lauren Bush.

As Zainab Salbi, said, “Let’s make this century for women!”

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