(Logo from www.internationalwomensday.com/ )
For our posts today we can change the meme's name to That's OUR World Tuesday because all over the world people are (or should be) celebrating this one special day: the centenary of International Women's Day.
Every year each country chooses its own theme for the day.The United Nations' 2011 theme is "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women."
The U.N. website has good background information about the theme, including this startling fact:
Women make up nearly two thirds of the world’s 759 million illiterate adults.
Fortunately my own daughter was in the right countries for getting the science education she wanted.
Naomi grew up in Israel. After her compulsory army service she worked to save money and soon married, and she and Guy went to California to study at San Jose State University.
Naomi graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
They then migrated to Australia and, while starting a family, both Naomi and Guy got a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
Today they are doing good work in academia and are raising three thinking and caring young children.
Not every woman has to study for a doctorate. But I hope and pray that more and more women around the world will someday soon enjoy "equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work for women."