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World Water Day- March 22, 2011

It’s  World Water Day- a day that we unfortunately need to recognize because way too many people around the globe (including in our very own country) don’t have access to clean drinking water.

Why is it that we can have an abundance of water while others go thirsty?

This is wrong.

Really wrong.

Think about how much water you’ve used already today…toilet, coffee, brush teeth, eat food, wash hands, do laundry.

One can debate whether water is a privilege or a right- but regardless, we’re lucky.

Here are some interesting posts in honour of today.

My favourite water charity

Another great great organization. Dare I ask that you consider trying a 40 day water challenge? Matt and I did and it changed our lives forever.

Or maybe you’d like to make a donation?

Official UN World Water Day Site

A little q and a…

Rihanna thinks tap water is rad. So do it.

The City of Hamilton thinks tap water is great too.

i love the cbc

YWCA Canada reusable water bottle

The World YWCA funds clean water initiatives

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Around the web

Can you feel it? Spring has almost come!

Here is some news and views from around the interweb:

Photos via the Immigrant Womens’ Centre from the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

Spectator coverage of the IWD event

Women in tuxes

A list of feminist bloggers that you should be reading

Is traditional marriage dead?

words that are transphobic and why

Tickets are on sale for BIRTH, a Play by Karen Brody hosted by McMaster midwifery students

What do you think “caused” your heterosexuality: a video

BUY tickets for Women of Distinction– it’s a fabulous night celebrating inspiring women!

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100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

What a beautiful day to celebrate women around the globe. Today let’s celebrate women as life-givers, CEOS, healers, police women, lawyers, mothers, teachers, fitness instructors, writers, engineers, community builders and all and every woman in between.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. And while we celebrate the beauty and value of women we also remember that women have not yet reached equality, especially on a global scale. We recommit ourselves to working to better the lives of women and for joining our voices with those voices who are often overpowered.

Here are some great reads around the web to help us celebrate (and remember) the importance of women around the globe.

International Women’s Day Events in Hamilton

10 women changing the world

Rally set to be held in Toronto on Saturday

Hamilton women give advice to babies born on International Women’s Day 2011

It’s all women flying the plane

Daniel Craig speaks out about sexual inequality in a provocative video

Women’s rights around the world remain non-existent

The Century of women….for some

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