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How you can support other women on International Women's Day
Time to celebrate your fellow females because tomorrow is International Women's Day! The purpose of the day is to highlight the strong women in our lives and those that have come before us. Every year this day becomes more and more important as women work to close the disparity between genders. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter.
"A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality." says the IWD website. Here are several ways you can support the cause and women across the globe!
1. Donate to an organization
There are plenty of nonprofits and charities that work for women's rights, some of which include the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. You can check out a full list of them courtesy of Bustle.
2. Read a book by a female author
Take your pick! There are tens of thousands of great ones out there, including To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. And those are just the classics—there are also more modern series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Both written by women, these books have made a huge impact on our current pop culture.
3. Buying products that donate proceeds to International Women's Day
There are several products on the market that support this amazing day. All of the money you spend on these items go directly toward supporting #IWD, or other organizations that support women. Plus, you get cool clothes and accessories in exchange. Win-win, right?
4. Be a role model
No matter what age, you can make a difference in girls' or women's lives across the world by showing your support of this cause. Use your current rights to demand more!
5. Tell the females in your life that you love them
Words can go a long way when it comes to complimenting the girls and women in your life. Whether it be your friends, family, teachers or another role model, you will be making an impact on their lives as they did for you. Tell them how much you appreciate their support.
6. Read about the cause
Educating yourself on the actual meaning of the day is really important! International Women's Day is all about "celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women," according to their official website. You can also read about the history here.
7. Volunteer your time
Whether you have access to a women's shelter and want to help out there or just want to make your mom's life less stressful, take some time to ask others if they need help. Even if they say no, the mere act of offering will make them feel appreciated and supported.
8. Start your own campaign at school
Is your school celebrating the day properly? Are they celebrating it at all? Make your voice heard and create an awareness campaign at school to inform others of the day and how they too can become involved.
What are you going to do to spread the word about International Women's Day? Let us know in the comments!