Investing in Girls and Women: International Women’s Day & Beyond

Investing in Girls and Women: International Women’s Day & Beyond

Why do we invest so much time, energy, and money into certain efforts? The quickest and easiest response is because it’s worth it. Girls and women around the world are worth investing in, which was a part of this year’s March 8th effort to Inspire Change. However, our efforts aren’t just for International Women’s day. We can invest in one of the world’s greatest resources every day…with a little time and energy of course (money optional). So who’s leading the charge? While a quick Google search will give you plenty of inspiring girls and women, check out this list of women’s rights advocates to watch in 2014: http://www.buzzfeed.com/womenthrive/14-fierce-womensrights-advocates-to-watch-in-201-ivjs

However, you don’t need to be one of these great women to make a difference. What can we do? Malala Yousafzai, an inspiring, young feminist leader, encourages girls and women everywhere to use social media as a positive, educational resource:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womenspolitics/10684908/International-Womens-Day-Malala-Yousafzai-Teens-dont-use-Facebook-to-get-likes-use-it-tohighlight-womens-issues.html

It could be something as simple as a quick post of a picture/link or “liking” a supportive organization like the following.

By reading and sharing pictures and stories we can create a positive, supportive environment that is capable of inspiring change. What would happen if we supported the following movement?
http://blog.amnestyusa.org/middle-east/5-reasons-presidentobama-should-speak-out-for-womens-rights-in-saudi-arabia/

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could work to support womenaround the world? No matter what your political affiliations are, what important aspect of feminism do you want to support? For me, I’m personally interested in raising awareness of gender representation in film/media. One of my recent Facebook posts was the following link:
http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/03/ladies-in-televisionrepresentation/

Although we are all individuals with personal interests in specific areas of feminism, we can come together to further the overall goal of gender equality. Even though we’re all busy coming back from Spring Break, I encourage you to take some time out to share something that matters to you!

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Posted on March 27, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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