International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights and equality. In places like Berlin, Germany it’s now even celebrated as a public holiday. Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. As the world heads toward International Women’s Day 2019 we offer ways you can celebrate women this year. The theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter which is meant as a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a difference this year?
Here are some ideas to get you started…
Join An Event In Your Community – For resources, events and community surrounding IWD you check out https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Events
Hold An International Women’s Day Celebration at Work – Gather co-workers for a celebration and discussion on ways you can make a difference in your community and simply take the time to celebrate women at work. Share your industry’s current statistics on gender diversity, bring in a keynote speaker or have a film screening on women’s issues.
Check out Up with People’s Song “Footsteps of a Girl” for Inspiration Through Music – Find The Song Here
Attend a Women’s Networking Event – Building a strong local network in your area is key to building support that leads to meaningful change.
Donate to a Local Women’s Refuge – These community resources are key to helping victims of physical or sexual violence and assaults.
Do Something Kind for a Woman You Love – Take them to dinner, send flowers, a note or an email. Whatever it is make sure to let those most important to you know that you support them!
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