It’s the 101st International Women’s Day!! The United Nations’ theme for this year is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”, and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon writes in his annual International Women’s Day message:
There is a long way to go before women and girls can be said to enjoy the fundamental rights, freedom and dignity that are their birthright and that will guarantee their well-being. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world’s rural areas. Rural women and girls — to whom this year’s International Women’s Day is devoted — make up one quarter of the global population, yet routinely figure at the bottom of every economic, social and political indicator, from income and education to health to participation in decision-making.
He closes with:
The energy, talent and strength of women and girls represent humankind’s most valuable untapped natural resource.
Which is so very true. It’s sad/downright deplorable that this is how things still are in 2012, but good that it’s being said.
So do you know who’s ALL over helping rural women? This gal:
Since the DC relaunch, Wonder Woman has done nothing but help a rural woman!! Protecting Zola has been her only mission. In upcoming issues, Wonder Woman’s fixing to go into the gates of Hell itself to save a rural woman from the grip of Hades. Wonder Woman is 100% on board for this year’s UN International Women’s Day theme, and is actually impressively prescient with it too. That’s Wonder Woman for you, always ahead of the game.