March 8th is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”. This is a call to actions and a reminder that gender equality is one of the most effective ways to build healthier, more prosperous, and more inclusive communities. We present to you a selection of ebooks that cover many aspects of women’s lives and over a timeframe from proto-feminists to the present day.
March is Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table”, which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition. It encourages all of us to explore how we eat, not only around a dinner table, but also on the go, in schools, restaurants, at games and events. The theme also draws attention to the idea of sustainability around our food systems and food waste. This selection of books offers many different ways to enjoy, prepare, grow, and see the benefits of healthy nutrition in our daily lives.
March 16th is Freedom of Information Day! This day draws attention to the right that all citizens, permanent residents, individuals, or corporations have to request and access information that is under the control of all levels of government and its institutions. Access to information bolsters transparency and accountability and is a foundational aspect of a democratic society. This collection of ebooks helps situate and explain why Freedom of Information is important to maintaining democracy from politics to media and from local government to International affairs.
Tied together with Freedom of Information Day is the profession and practice of independent Journalism in disseminating information for transparency and boosting democratic values within society. Journalism is essential for the sharing of information and telling the stories that matter on local to international scales. Journalism keeps citizens informed and acts as a check on governmental, organizational, and individual power in society. A well-informed populace can make decisions rooted in fact and reality when journalism is allowed to flourish.