International Women's Day is March 8th, and this year the theme is #EachforEqual. We all have a part to play in working for gender equality - so we wanted to share a list of a few ways you can take action in March and all year to make a difference.
FOLLOW THESE ORGANIZATIONS ON INSTAGRAM
Stay informed by following and engaging with these thought leaders on gender issues.
- @therepproject: to fight gender stereotypes (check out their films!)
- @awidwomensrights: for a global perspective on feminist movements around the world
- @wedo_worldwide: to support gender equality and climate justice
- @catalystinc: to support workplace inclusion
- @plannedparenthood: to support reproductive justice
- @sheshouldrun to support getting more women to run for office
- @girlupcampaign for inspiring content about girls around the world
ASK A WOMAN TO RUN FOR OFFICE
Nominate a woman (or 10!) you know would be great in public leadership.
EDUCATE OTHERS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF GIRLS’ EDUCATION & GENDER EQUALITY
Make a creative post sharing information from one of these organizations: Plan International, Girl Up, or Girls Not Brides (make sure to tag us so we see it too and can share!).
USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A POSITIVE FORCE
Make your own #EachforEqual social card for IWD! Use these social cards to promote awareness of your dedication to #EachforEqual to create a gender-equal world.
PLEDGE TO SUPPORT GENDER EQUALITY
Pledge to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; call for gender-balanced leadership and create flexible cultures at the IWD website.
GET GROOVIN’ TO FANTASTIC FEMALE ARTISTS
Check out Spotify’s IWD Playlist and on March 8th their brand-new Women’s History Month hub.
JOIN THE FIGHT TO SUPPORT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR ALL
Take the pledge to support reproductive rights for all by fighting to repeal the Hyde Amendment with All Above All and opposing the global gag rule.
COMMIT TO PROTECTING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ALL YEAR
For ongoing updates on ways to take action, text MyBC to 22422 to join the Planned Parenthood Action Mobile Network and stay updated.
SHARE THE FACTS WITH YOUR FAMILY
Remind your community why it’s important to act for gender equality by sharing these 7 facts and actions you can take with your friends and family over text or email.