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Whether she is your mother.

Sister.

Daughter.

Grandma.

Lover.

Or best friend.

Today is the day to celebrate her.

March 8 is International Women’s Day— the day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women every day. And the day to respect, love and appreciate every woman in your life.

Whether she has wronged you, hurt you, love or nurtured you, today is the day to say thank you.

Thank her for all she has done, will do and is doing today.

Every woman is special and is a testament of the past, and a glimpse of where the future is headed.

The woman has fought a long hard road, steering the way past racism, gender roles and discrimination, and paving the way for equality, justice and respect.

While these hurdles may have been passed, we continue to make them better, even as there are ones still in…

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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