International Women's Day is March 8.
This year's theme is "Equality for Women is Progress for All".
This day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of bravery and determination by ordinary women who have accomplished amazing things.
With the Millennium Development Goals' deadline in 2015, it's also a time to review the challenges and successes in the MDG implementation for women and girls.
(Source: UN Women)
Girls Discovered: Global Maps of Adolescent Girls is a comprehensive source of maps and data on the status of adolescent girls worldwide.
View maps on a variety of topics: Health and wellbeing -- Support system -- Education -- Economic opportunities -- Chore burden -- Legal support.
Includes Global girl facts.
Create your own map by selecting 2 indicators from a list of over 200 datasets.
(Source: Girls Discovered)
The 1932 atlas of the historical geography of the United States, by Charles O. Paullin, has been digitized and is available freely online by the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab.
Over eighty years after it was originally published, Charles O. Paullin’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States remains one of the most impressive and most useful atlases of American history. Containing nearly 700 individual maps spread across 166 plates, it addresses a broad range of issues. Beginning with a chapter consisting of 33 maps on the natural environment and a second containing 47 maps documenting the evolution of European and later American cartographic knowledge about North America, the atlas mapped an exhaustive number of historical topics: exploration and settlement of the continent, the location of colleges and churches, disputes over international and state boundaries, voting in presidential elections and in Congress, reforms from women’s suffrage to workmen’s compensation, transportation, industries, agriculture, commerce, the distribution of wealth, and military history.
This atlas is also available in print, located in MADGIC, on the 1st floor of the MacOdrum Library.
(Source: Canadian Cartographic Association)