Happy International Women’s Day: Make It Happen!


This year’s theme is “Make It Happen,” asking all of us to move beyond awareness and into the realm of making material change for women.  Time‘s Charlotte Alter offers a succinct piece about this call to action here.

I wanted to share some stories of women making it happen today.

Women Make Movies is offering a trailer for “India’s Daughter,” a film about the recent awareness about violence agains women in India.  Leslee Udwin is making it happen.


American runner Mary Cain is making it happen.

Women in Iran are making it happen.

Men in Turkey are making it happen.

Afghanistan Women’s Cycling Team is making it happen.

Even Google is kind of making it happen.

What are you doing to make it happen?


  1. Just a Two-Center · · Reply

    Reblogged this on Just A Two-Center and commented:
    Dr. Coleen Clemens has provided us with a
    wonderful post for International Women’s Day. She does things everyday to bring awareness to the injustices suffered globally by women. Check out her blog! You’ll be smarter for doing so.

  2. Happy Women’s Day, and thank you for the links.

    Here is a collection of surprising posts about incredible Iranian women:


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