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Cassandra Clifford
Executive Director and Founder of BTFF

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day

Today, March 8th is International Women's Day and with that I wanted to take a moment to honor and thank all of the amazing, strong, beautiful and intelligent women across the globe.

While Bridge to Freedom Foundation does not work with just female survivors, women and girls comprise 80% of modern slavery victims.

Please take a look at the post -Making Progress to Curb Violence Against Women and Girls- I wrote for the day and covering the current session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on the Foreign Policy Association Blog.  The post will provide you with more information on the long battle against gender-based violence and for gender equality, so I do hope you will take a moment to read it. 

Please take an opportunity on this day to not only thank the women in your life, but to honor and support those women and girls who are fighting daily for their basic freedoms and rights. While we not only use this day to honor these women we also celebrate the inspiring and courageous work that so many women -and men- around the world are doing to secure and ensure that the rights of women and girls are put into place to see a future for all that is both more tolerant and sustainable for all. Please remember that many voices have been silenced in the battle for gender equality and we must all ensure that we speak loudly so that their silence will be broken. Therefore I ask you to take a moment to support as a volunteer, advocate or donor to the many programs -such as Bridge to Freedom Foundation- that seek to empower women and girls to lead thriving lives.

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