What is International Women’s Day?
March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD); a day to celebrate women’s advancements in society and promote opportunities for success for women around the world who are less fortunate.
Sometimes, we take equality, freedom, and the opportunity to receive an education or a job for granted. By celebrating IWD, you can recognize women who have given us those rights, as well as raise awareness and make these privileges possible for millions of women worldwide.
Did you know that...?
• 26 million women are born every year; millions without access to proper healthcare, food, clean water, or an education.
• 70% of the world’s poor are women.
• 60% of women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime.
How can you celebrate?
Host a “Get-Together” with other women (friends, family, teachers) in your community. At your party, brainstorm ideas of how to raise awareness for the women still living in oppression and inequality around the world. You can share this video or start a community action project! Once you have a plan, put it into action and begin changing the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Learn what it’s like to live as an underprivileged woman by playing Half the Game on Facebook.GO
Sources: International Women’s Day