Celebrate International Women’s Day

Woman's day

What is International Women’s Day? Celebrated on March 8, this day celebrates the achievements of women across the globe. This includes political, social, economic and cultural gains. It’s also a call to action for creating gender equality. Celebrating International Women’s Day isn’t a singular event – it’s about recognizing achievements and pledging to take action when it comes to advancing equality between men and women.

What can you do to mark this day?

Make a pledge. Visit the International Women’s Day website and pledge to help women/girls achieve ambitions, challenge biases, make leadership gender-balanced, bring greater value to women’s contributions and create inclusivity in all cultures.

Host your own event. Choose a speaker who advocates for women’s rights or gender equality. Create an afternoon or evening around the speaker, including a lecture, talk or town hall-style discussion.

Throw your own ‘make a pledge’ party. Invite a few (or more than a few) friends over to make pledges. Have the event at your home, school or a local community organization.

Get kids in on the action. Gender equality isn’t just for grown-ups. Changing the world means changing the ways that the youth see it. Bring your daughters and sons to International Women’s Day events and/or explain what the pledges are and why they’re essential!

Spread the message through social media. In 2016 use the hashtag #PledgeForParity to tweet, post and Instagram your words and pictures that send out equality ideas.