Sunday, March 08, 2009

International Women's Day & Year 2007

PeaceWomen Across the Globe - Partnership Project

During 2007 Granny arrange for the support of two other organizations to help her search for 100 Canadian PeaceWomen for the 'PeaceWomen Across the Globe - Partnership Project".

The other two organizations are

1. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

2. Science for Peace.

While Granny and others have gathered information on many Canadian women, Lillian Ross has editing their materials in preparation for a book. This project is still ongoing in 2009 and we hope to have enough materials for the 100 at the end of the summer in time for the International Day of Peace.

As you grow up please work for peace.


International Women's Day 2006 - Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

In 2006, for International Women's Day I was invited to give a keynote speech for the Parliamentary Library staff and govenment officials. This was held at the West Building on Parliment Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario.

There were over 200 people in attendance. Dianne Leggatt, retired principal, came with me. Security was very tight.

International Women's Day 2008 - Kadina South Australia


Anne Sutcliffe invited Julia to write a speech for women in Kadina to allow her to read it. A podcast record is here.

Thanks Anne for this opportunity.


International Women's Day 2009

(Taken from the 'Women at the Top' blog)

On Friday, March 6, 2009, Dame Julia Morton-Marr connected with us, LIVE online from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The recording of Julia's presentation is available at the following URL. (The recording is a large file, so may take a long time to open if you have a slow internet connection.)

Julia spoke about the history of women's peace, justice, environmental, and global sustainability work, as well as initiatives that we can join today!
Check out these links to Julia's work, and to the information and projects she shared:

International Holistic Tourism Education Centre - IHTEC

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Science for Peace

PeaceWomen Across the Globe

AND, for those interested in the upcoming World Water Day, March 22nd 2009, check out the SUPER resources below.

Global Issues Project - Papers from 2008 Roundtable on Water

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development - IHTEC Watershed Peace Pathways Special Edition on Water