Saturday March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, social , and political achievements of women from around the globe. International Women’s Day was first observed on March 19th, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Fueled by women’s suffrage and women’s social movements across the globe, International Women’s Day gained recognition as a day to rally for women’s rights and bring about change to improve living and working condition for the world’s women. Today, International Women’s Day is an official holiday in over 25 countries.
In order to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Library of the Health Sciences, here are some highlighted library resources on global women’s health issues.
- Around the Globe for Women’s Health A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider. 2013 (e-book)
- Health inequalities and global justice. 2012 (e-book)
- International journal of women’s health. 2009-present. (e-journal)
- Gender-based violence and public health. 2013 (e-book)
- Autonomy and human rights in health care: an international perspective. 2008 (e-book)
- Statistics on Women & Health from the Global Health Observatory at the World Health Organization.
Media for International Women’s Day 2014
Follow IWD 2014 on Twitter @womensday
Goggle’s Doodle video for International Women’s Day 2014
Thomas Reuters slideshow commemorating International Women’s Day and showing women “living in extraordinary times”.