International Women’s Day Events in the Washington, DC Area

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Published: Friday, February 27th, 2009

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Date:04 March 2009
Event: International Center for Research on Women’s Champions for Change Gala
About: ICRW’s Champions for Change gala has become Washington‘s signature event to celebrate International Women’s Day and those who work to achieve a gender equitable world.
Venue: Union Station , Washington, DC
Organization: International Center for Research on Women: A leading international institution on gender and development, ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world

Date:05 March 2009
Time:08:30 – 17:00
Event: Come to Washington to lobby America‘s new leaders
About: By joining us in Washington DC on March 5th for our Lobby Day, you’ll be able to tell your elected officials that the health and dignity of women around the world matters to you and that funding for UNFPA is important!
Venue: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Organization: Americans for UNFPA: Founded in 1998, we are the official committee for UNFPA in the United States. We support UNFPA by generating awareness of UNFPA’s work, fundraising for field programs, and advocating for U.S. policies in support of UNFPA.

Date:07 March 2009
Time:09:00 – 11:00
Event: Empowering Refugee Women through Employment
About: Doctors. Teachers. Interpreters. Thousands of refugees are resettled in the U.S. each year, bringing with them their education, skills, expertise and years of professional experience. They have escaped war and persecution to be faced with a daunting new challenge in employment. As a society that aims for growth, change and development, it is essential that we tap into the full potential of this incoming workforce. To purchase a ticket, please go to
Venue: Rusty Scupper Restaurant, 402 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Organization: International Rescue Committee – Baltimore Regional Office: Founded in 1933, a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression

Date:12 March 2009
Time:17:00 – 19:00
Event: Women as Peacemakers: Building a Culture of Peace
About: The event will bring insights into the essential role women play in the peacemaking process. Peace X Peace is co-sponsoring this program with the Universal Peace Federation and the Women’s Federation for World Peace, USA.
Venue: Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building, B339, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street SW, Washington, DC, 20515
Organization: Peace X Peace: A women-led NGO that multiplies the power of women connected across cultures by the power of leading edge communications technology to promote understanding and sustainable peace

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