On Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day is expected to be celebrated a little differently than in years past: The organizers behind the wildly successful Women's March have arranged for the A Day Without a Woman strike. We, humans, are sharing our love, affections with all such as women's, men's, children's, animals and more as daily.
The event organizer, Jennifer Boyland, says this day is not about the recent election, but that the election was a symbol of a larger problem going on in the world regarding how women are treated culturally. The worldwide holiday has been preserved for over a century to celebrate, endorse, and honor the work of incredible women throughout history, and to inspire the women of the future.
Even if you have to work, use your voice to talk about equality and the movement for women's rights, and support those who are striking.
The Minister has also invited persons to share photos on social media of themselves wearing purple in order to bring even more attention to the cause and IWD 2017. "Also there has been awareness among the women on the issues affecting them and which ones need to be addressed".
Gender equality will never become a reality until governments invest in breaking down the social constraints that prevent women living in poverty from progressing economically, Christian Aid has said ahead of International Women's Day 2017 (March 8). There are also rallies planned for New York; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor, Michigan; St. Petersburg, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Portland, Oregon, according to USA Today. A day to celebrate the achievements of women across all sectors. This International Women's Day, we are encouraging women to boldly stand up to these challenges and achieve their dreams. Spend your time with the women in your life and makes them feel they are very special for you. Co-founder Kiki Louya said they chose that number because, on average, women make 20 cents less then their male counterparts.
Since those early years, the day has assumed new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike.
Wednesday is International Women's Day, and YWCA La Crosse is joining allies and women across the country in a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Whether you're in the office, at the grocery store or on Twitter, speak up to assert how valuable you and other women truly are.
"Throughout history, the strikes that have the biggest impact are the ones when people who are already the target of oppression participate", she said.