March 8, 2008: International Women's Day

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On the Money: Women Investing in Women

Nearly 400 participants gathered at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City on Thursday, March 6 in celebration of International Women's Day. The celebration, organized by a coalition of organizations—including The Hunger Project, St. Bartholomew’s Church, the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, UNIFEM and the Women’s Media Center—was one of the only public events in New York City outside the United Nations system. The celebration’s theme “Women Investing in Women!” was interpreted by each of the featured speakers in distinct and powerful ways.

Voices from around the World

In this section of the program, speakers shared poems, quotes, and proverbs to bring women from around the world into the room.

Supriya Banavalikar from India