Celebrating Women Globally

Wednesday, March 8th marked the 108th International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrating the achievements and appreciation of women. International Women's Day recognizes unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action from the global to the local level. We strive to make every day International Women's Day.

ICRI is proud to support this day, as it is one of our core focuses to empower women and girls around the world. We firmly believe that all women and girls must be allowed to advance themselves and their communities without discrimination, exploitation, or gender-based violence.

Our local preschools, Hearts Leap, Hearts Leap North, and Lakeview, and our international programs will be celebrating this exciting and important day. Our incredible teachers will share books celebrating women protagonists and will invite female parents, family members, and community members to their classrooms to share their accomplishments with the children. ICRI celebrates the women within our organization, in the United States, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Kenya, andwomen everywhere around the world!

To learn more about International Women's Day, please visit unwomen.org.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,"

-  Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and activist

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International Child Resource Institute is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of children and families around the world. We focus on early childhood care and education, children’s rights, empowerment of women and girls, maternal/child health, and grassroots community development. ICRI believes that we should only go where we are invited, and all of our programs advance local leadership and promote community collaboration. Since ICRI was founded in 1981, we have developed or operated over 300 programs in over 50 countries, all with the goal of empowering the village to raise the child.