Millions of women and girls throughout the world are still denied the right to decide whether, when, and whom to marry.  Many are not permitted to work, to own and inherit property, or to move about freely.  They lack equal access to healthcare and reproductive rights and freedoms, and they’re subject to gender-based violence.  March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day designated by the international community to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and advances in the movement toward global gender equality, and to reflect on the work that has yet to be done.  Today, and every day, GJI celebrates the strength and courage of women and girls everywhere, and the fierce advocates who work tirelessly to protect and empower society’s most vulnerable.

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