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In honor of International Women's Day this Wednesday, March 8, we are spotlighting conservation heroines from around the globe all week. Our first heroine is Gertruida Cloete, a herder in Namaqualand who — at an age when many people are slowing down — continues to face daily hardships while struggling to make a living and protect her fragile, wild homeland. Read Gertruida's incredible story by following the link in our bio. #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday #womensday #womeninconservation…

In honor of International Women's Day this Wednesday, March 8, we are spotlighting conservation heroines from around the globe all week. Our first heroine is Gertruida Cloete, a herder in Namaqualand who — at an age when many people are slowing down — continues to face daily hardships while struggling to make a living and protect her fragile, wild homeland. Read Gertruida's incredible story by following the link in our bio. #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday #womensday #womeninconservation…

#InternationalWomensDay cheers for the better representation of Women in #comics http://www.depepi.com/2016/03/08/lessons-on-geek-anthropology-international-womens-day-cheers-for-the-better-representation-of-women-in-comics/ #popculture

#InternationalWomensDay cheers for the better representation of Women in #comics http://www.depepi.com/2016/03/08/lessons-on-geek-anthropology-international-womens-day-cheers-for-the-better-representation-of-women-in-comics/ #popculture

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/06/womens-work-international-womens-day_n_6803300.html?utm_hp_ref=whats-working&ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World

A Bedouin woman of the Al-Qiyaan tribe stands while working outside her house on Dec. 2013 At the Bedouin village of Umm Al-Hiran, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) From: 39 Stunning Images Celebrating Women Around The World

For Women’s Rights Defenders: Every Day is International Women’s Day

Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organization, and our model of grassroots campaigning achieves remarkable results on issues from women's human rights to the death penalty.

Male Afghan women's rights activist pose for media as they wear burqas to show their solidarity to Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day in Kabul March 5, 2015.   REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights

Male Afghan women's rights activist pose for media as they wear burqas to show their solidarity with Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan March REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

DNA Reveals That It Was Not The Mother Protecting This Child In The 'Asian Pompeii' - Forbes

DNA Reveals That It Was Not The Mother Protecting This Child In The 'Asian Pompeii'

Sign the International Rescue Committee pledge for women. It takes 30 seconds and mean's the world...

Sign the International Rescue Committee pledge for women. It takes 30 seconds and mean's the world.

The female face of farming: [infographic]  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and @Elizabeth Ann Woodfin First have produced this interactive graphic showing how women pull their weight in agriculture around the world. Click on the picture below to see the facts.

Empowering and investing in rural women has been shown to significantly increase productivity, reduce hunger and malnutrition and improve rural livelihoods. And not only for women, but for everyone.

After the massive turnouts at Women's Marches across the globe last month, calls for a general women's strike quickly began floating around the internet. The Women's March organizers teased the idea earlier this month but gave no specifics. Then last week, a group of feminist scholars wrote an op-ed in the Guardian calling for a women's strike on March 8—International Women's Day—and now Women's March organizers have also co-signed the date.

Women worldwide will go on strike March 8

I will not stand idly by as my granddaughter and great grand children face a return to the days of unequal rights for women. We have to march.

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