Here are some links to a few of the pressing stories on International Women’s Day:

Did you know that 70% of the world’s poor are women? That one woman dies of complications from childbirth every minute of every day?

Oxfam’s report on Iraqi Women in PDF form: In Her Own Words. And here is a of the narratives from Oxfam’s bog: Shafeeka’s Story.

On the West Bank, a women’s rights organization labors to get to the core of violence against women.

US: Time to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Crossposted at JustPeaceNow and Relaxed Politics

Laura Doty

Laura Doty