IWD 2021


International Women’s Day Site:  How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.   https://www.internationalwomensday.com
  • Includes resources on how to get involved with gender equity efforts; the history of International Women’s Day; IWD partners and collaborators.
Articles and Background Information:
Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood:  https://www.law.georgetown.edu/poverty-inequality-center/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/girlhood-interrupted.pdf

‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’:

 Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States. – The New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/us/politics/black-girls-school-discipline.html
“And they cared”: How to Create Better, Safer Learning Environments for Girls of Color: https://edtrust.org/resource/and-they-cared-how-to-create-better-safer-learning-environments-for-girls-of-color/ 
United Nations Policy Brief:  Education During Covid-19 and Beyond:
UNICEF unveils ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters in New York to call attention to the need for governments to prioritize the reopening of schools: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/schools-more-168-million-children-globally-have-been-completely-closed
  • Creative Associates International: Provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more.  https://www.creativeassociatesinternational.com
  • IREX: Works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.  https://www.irex.org
  • Grantmakers for Girls of Color: Girls and gender expansive youth of color live at the intersections of sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression. Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) is a leading philanthropic organization dedicated to cultivating investments in support of girls of color (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific American) in the United States.  https://www.grantmakersforgirlsofcolor.org
  • Vox ATL:  Atlanta’s home for uncensored teen publishing and self-expression. A teen-driven, professional space and a learning environment for diverse teens in metro Atlanta.  https://www.voxatl.org
  • Year-Up: Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.  https://www.yearup.org
  • Girl’s Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.  https://www.girlsinc.org

​IWD 2021 Agenda
IWD 2021 Sponsorship
IWD 2021 Speakers
IWD 2021 Mentorship
IWD 2021 Leadership
IWD 2021 Resources

A Virtual Experience Hosted by Georgia-Pacific on Zoom

Contact information:
Jennifer Langley, IWF Georgia Forum Manager, jlangley@iwfgeorgia.org,

Sunday, March 7, 2021
​Atlanta Journal & Constitution included an Op Ed, "International Women's Day is March 8 - IWF GA Presents Challenges of Bias and Celebrates Achievements of Women" by Belinda Stubblefield, President, IWF Georgia.

​Click here for the article. 

Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur was a guest on Rose Scott's March 8th edition of “Closer Look,”Abdul-Ghafur’s words go hand-in-hand with the International Women’s Day 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge.

​Click here for the interview on WABE, 90.1. 

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