What Is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is approaching fast! On Sunday March 8th, the whole world will stop and celebrate the successes of women past, present, and future. Every year, on that day millions of events take place to inspire and celebrate women around the world.
Where Is It Celebrated?
According to http://www.internationalwomensday.com/, “IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.
What Is This Year’s Theme?
This year’s theme for IWD is “Empower Woman, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” This is so true because if you empower a girl she will be able to attend school and get an education. Then in turn she will have the power to help lift her community out of poverty, empowering humanity! The dedicated hashtag for this year’s IWD is #MakeItHappen.
What Can YOU Do?
#1: Post about it on social media using the hashtag #MakeItHappen.
#2: Raise awareness by speaking at school assemblies or even by simply word of mouth.
#3: Donate to charities such as Plan Canada or Free the Children.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!