March is a big month for women across the globe! During this month, Women's History is celebrated, and on March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day.
Around the world, women's accomplishments are featured - well-known women like:
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 24th President of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize,
- Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize and prominent Burmese activist.
And lesser-known, but no less amazing, women such as:
- Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and rose to become an abolitionist and women's right's activist. Her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech is well-worth reading.
- Sybil Ludington, the 16-year old girl who rode twice as far as Paul Revere and fended off bandits along the way to warn American soldiers that the British army was coming.
Tirzah International, the global humanitarian agency that focuses on issues of injustice impacting women, celebrates the dynamic women that make up its global network. Women like:
- Dorothy Colney, who for the last 35 years, has been raising up women leaders in her nation of Myanmar, where few resources are directed toward women.
- Dr. F from the Arab World who trains women to boldly lead in communities where Christians and women have many reasons to live in fear.
- Madeleine Gouentoueu in West Africa who is leading a campaign to prevent Ebola in communities that live in the shadow of this terrible disease.
In honor of all of the women in Tirzah's global network, they have launched their new website, www.tirzah.org. Check it out to see how your story can join the stories of the many women around the globe who are changing what life looks like for women today.