Across the globe, people are gathering today to recognize International Women’s Day, a global commemoration of the struggle for women’s equality and empowerment. Catherine A. Traywick at Ms. Magazine wrote an insightful post highlighting gender based inequities as the “UN Commission on the Status of Women conducts a 15-year review of the implementation of the Platform for Action, a global agenda for women’s empowerment created in 1995.”
In light of the global facts that demonstrate the great work achieved in some areas and glaring gaps of inequities, there are many ways feminists are celebrating and honoring those that paved the way for us to be where we are as well as those working to make a more equitable future today. Here are some ways to get involved:
- Participate in the nearest IWD event by clicking here
- March 8 is also Feminist Coming Out Day! Feminists of all sizes, colors, backgrounds, foregrounds…
- End street harassment in your neighborhood by supporting your local Hollaback! network
- Google asks folks to show support for women’s causes and celebrate women’s achievements by going to the nearest bridge
What are you doing on International Women’s Day in your part of the world?