10 Things You Should Do On International Women’s Day

Artwork by Amanda Allen Niday, and can be viewed here 

  1. If you can, then join the strike. I have a post on the strike being called for by the organisers of the Women’s March on Washington, which you can find here.
  2. Wear red in solidarity with the women’s movement. Red is the colour of revolutionary love, and a simple way to show your support for the day.
  3. If you can, avoid spending any money in mainstream stores. Instead, go out and support small women and minority-owned businesses – such as restaurants, cafes and clothing stores.
  4. Donate to a women’s charity. You can donate to Planned Parenthood here, or to Women’s Aid here.
  5. Tweet, repost and share. Keep a social media presence. Not everyone can strike, and not everyone can donate money to charities. Better yet, when you’re tweeting, make sure to tag a few particular people (@RealDonaldTrump for example, we all know how much he loves his twitter)ScreenShot2017-02-22at12.39.45PM.png
  6. Educate yourself – take a specific issue and educate yourself. Read up on the statistics about FGM, refugees and the gender pay gap.
  7. Write to your MP or legislative representative, encourage them to keep women’s issues at the heart of their policies.
  8. Thank a woman who has inspired you; be it your mother, sister, aunt, an actress, scientist, director or sportswoman.
  9. Consider volunteering with a woman’s organisation or charity. Be it Amnesty International or the Women’s Equality Party. You could also consider putting your name forward for the ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ fundraiser organised by CARE which takes place in May.
  10. Inspire someone, “To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

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