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March 13, 2012
In celebrating women this month (Women’s History Month) and International Women’s Day, you might find the work of photographer Gillian Laub inspirational. Her exhibition benefiting the Man Up Campaign opened yesterday in Manhattan to commemorate women.
Man Up is an initiative to motivate young people to prevent violence against women. Founded by journalist Jimmie Briggs, the campaign flowed from his “burnout” in writing about such issues, and his desire to do more. The campaign was launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, and challenges everyone to “man up” and declare that violence against girls and women must end. It intends to give youth a role in developing activities and events that truly dig into this issue.
The photography exhibit intentionally includes only photos that depict the photographers’ visions of empowerment. There is no violence, war, blood, or weapons. It celebrates the notion of empowerment in every image.
See what you think as you view the photographs: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/empowerment-through-a-lens/?ref=women
I believe the photos demonstrate the Chrysalis vision of empowerment, which is one of our key priorities for girls and women. We work to put girls and women in control of their own future, which is the most empowering gift of all.
March 5, 2012
As you may know, March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women's Day! Here’s a bit of history on how this day came to be…
1908: 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay and voting rights.
1909: In conjunction with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on February 28.
1910: At the 2nd International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, a woman named a Clara Zetkin proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day – to raise awareness and create change.
The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, unanimously approved the establishment of International Women's Day.
1911: International Women's Day was recognized for the first time across the European continent, and more than one million women and men attended rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office, and to end discrimination.
Less than a week after this rally, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants, drawing significant attention to working conditions and labor legislation in the United States.
1913: On the eve of World War I and campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. Also that year, International Women's Day was moved to March 8.
1975: This year was designated as “International Women's Year” by the United Nations.
2010: IWD is now an official holiday across the world, with a tradition of recognizing and honoring women. In some countries, the day has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
Take a moment to celebrate the work of Chrysalis on International Women’s Day, and enjoy watching this wonderful history of how innovation by women have affected women in the workplace. The video was created by Kronos, the company that created time clocks for the workplace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eaf_X9qSeVY