International Women's Day
An international celebration of education and empowerment
Around the world, International Women's Day, officially celebrated on 8 March but practically on the nearest weekend, marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements for women. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women in every country, often divided by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate this important date that represents equality, justice, peace and development.
International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women seeking to participate equally in society on an equal footing with men. Until women are fully represented at senior leadership levels of public, professional and economic life, women do not have equal rights nor an equal voice.
Baha'is emphasize the United Nations International Women's Day because it recognizes and promotes the contribution of women to the betterment of societies all around the world. Baha'is believe that unless and until women achieve their equal and rightful status working alongside of men in all realms of human endeavor: political, economic, social and religious, world peace can never be established. Learn more »
Call for Nominations
Nominations are being sought for women who demonstrate generosity of spirit, courage, creativity, determination, steadfastness, leadership, enthusiasm, love, caring, and other attributes enrich our community.
Please consider categories such as arts, business, community
service, education, health, literacy, mentoring, motherhood, peace,
science, and nominate an outstanding woman or female youth whom you
would like to see recognized at the upcoming United Nations
International Women’s Day award ceremony.
Individuals, organizations or community groups may put nominations forward.
Selected nominees will receive an award at the upcoming United Nations' International Women's Day ceremony on March 8, 2013.
Criteria for Nominations:
- The nominee must be a resident of St. Albert or Sturgeon County
- The nominee's contribution may be current or have taken place at any time.
- The contribution should have had (or have) a positive impact on our community.
Please complete this Nomination Form and forward it to the St. Albert Baha’i Community by:
Mail: Box 87, St. Albert, AB T8N
For more information please contact Mitra at 780-458-5214 or Elaine at 780-419-2699.
Nominations close on Friday, February 1, 2013.
Thank you for your participation.
Previous Recipients: Women Who Make a Difference
- Elke Blodgett --Environmentalist
- Sheila Chisholm —Unsung Heroine, Education
- Therese Gervais— Health, multiculturism
- Pauline Vaugeois -- Youth Empowerment
- Lenora Lemay— Health
- Jacquie Hansen — Social Justice
- Florence Gaucher — Multiculturism & Social Work
- Sydney Killoh—Youth Award
- Andrea Daely— Education Award
- Imogene Boulet — Senior, Health Care
- Heather Edwards --Art Education