On Saturday March 8, men and women all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s and in some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is even a national holiday. In some countries, it is treated like Mother’s Day with children giving small gifts and flowers to their Mother’s and Grandmothers.
This year’s theme is “Equality for women is progress for all” and emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development.
Here are some ways YOU can get involved in International Women’s Day.
- Attend an IWD event
SearchÂ here for local events.
- Reach out to important women in your life
Draw a picture or write a letter to someone who has had a positive impact on your life. It could be your Mom, Teacher or Friend.
- Get involved in a local women specific organization:
Women’s Center RI
Big Sisters RI
Girls on the Run RI
- Watch a movie or read a book about important and inspirational women
Some of our favorites are:
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
A League of their Own
The Sound of Music
Twenty Feet from Stardom
- Dinner table discussion
Who are the important women in your life and why?
What are some ways life can be hard for women around the world?
What changes would you make for women?
Important women you could mention are:
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