Celebrating International Women’s Day

B y Elisabetta Povoledo, Raphael Minder and Choe Sang-Hun

This year, everyone from Chelsea Clinton, who shared a message of resilience for women, to Barbie, who is releasing 17 new dolls, is helping people celebrate the global day of advocacy.

In the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, International Women’s Day arrived on Thursday with a sense of urgency this year.

For many women, there is a keen awareness that there has been a major shift in the firmament when it comes to gender parity, the treatment of women in the workplace and sexual dynamics.

International Women's DayBut others — scratching out lives in developing countries in Africa, toiling away at jobs with little pay in Latin America, or scrambling to raise children without help in the Middle East — probably have little time left over to reflect on the one day of the year designated to celebrate “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” as the website says.

Source: NY Times

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