International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The United Nations gave official recognition to International Women’s Day, and it is now an official holiday in 27 countries.
Since then, it has become a global day of celebration for the major accomplishments of women. Women continue to have a long way to go to guarantee equality and fairness throughout society. Here are ten empowering ways to celebrate international women’s day 2018.
1. Organize a family day at the office
Ask employees (both male and female) to bring an important “female” family member to the office. This person could either be daughter, sister, mother or grandmother. This initiative will help your “employer brand” gain employees’ trust and quality goodwill.
2. Inbox the gift vouchers
This is a perfect fit for all women on the planet. Another way to celebrate women’s day 2018 at your office is to inbox a perfect “Gift Voucher” to all your female employees. For senior level gifting a holiday package or may be a weekend getaway is also a significant gift to appreciate their talent and hard work.
3. A visit to a local women shelter or NGO
It is an excellent opportunity to spend a day for a cause. Almost every year on women’s day we hear gender equality and women empowerment speeches. However, if this year you are planning to do something different put these powerful words into action and pay a visit to an NGO or women shelter.
4. Inspire Change
Take the International Women’s Day theme, Inspire Change, to heart! Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Girl Rising, a documentary highlighting the global campaign for girls’ education. The film highlights the story of nine girls from Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India, and Cambodia. You can even host a film screening event to inspire all your friends as well!
Be brave and tell those special women in your life how much they mean to you! Watch this Dove commercial for some inspiration and encouragement!
Run for Congo Women, affiliated with Women for Women International, hosts runs to support the efforts to alleviate serious issues facing the women of Congo. If there isn’t an event near you, be proactive and plan a run for your community!
Don’t feel up to running? No worries! Women across the world often times have to walk miles and miles every day just for clean drinking water. With Walk In Her Shoes, you can walk 10,000 steps a day for a week and raise money to support water and sanitation, and water wells for areas in desperate need.
Meet other international women’s day supporters in your area with events held throughout the day! Check out International Women’s Day 2014 website to easily find events in your area.
Malala Yousafzai’s inspirational biography I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Additional great reads include Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.
The Girl Effect organization spoke to hundreds of girls living in poverty across the world to help them shape the Girl Declaration. Hear the girls’ stories on education, health, safety, economic security, and citizenship.
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There are hundreds of great organizations out there that support women’s health, rights, education, and needs. Here are a few that are doing amazing work: CARE, Women for Women International, Penda Health, Prerana Resource Centre, Yayasan Mitra Masyarakat Sehat Indonesia.
source: cafamerica.org , thecareermuse.co.in