March 8 is International Women's Day. It is a day for everyone to come together to promote togetherness, love, and equality.
The founding principles for the day are extremely important and they are things that we can continue to champion every single day.
For instance, the theme for the 2017 International Women's Day is #BeBoldForChange and that is something that you simply can't do on only one day. It's an attitude that you can adopt 365 days of the year. And now more than ever is the time to take action. As they say on the International Women's Day website, "Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world — a more inclusive, gender equal world."
Here are ways you can continue to #BeBoldForChange and promote equality all year long:
1. Take to social media to promote your message.
When you're doing your daily (or hourly) Instagram or Twitter scroll, take a few minutes out to spread an inclusive, tolerant message. Retweet a powerful quote from another user or share your own positive thoughts.
2. Speak up.
Being bold isn't about keeping quiet — it is about speaking up for what you believe in. There are countless ways you can do it whether you try writing blogs online, writing letters to your mayor, or sharing your opinion at events.
3. Attend events that support the cause.
4. Support other women's organizations.
There are countless amazing women's organizations, both big and small, that are always in need of support. Research local ones in your area.
5. Listen to other people.
As the International Women's Day website states, the goal is to create a more inclusive world. To make sure everyone is involved, ensure that you're listening to what other people would like to see.
6. Study and share resources.
The internet is filled with amazing resources for people who want to make the International Women's Day ethos an everyday habit. It's also a good idea to check out your local library and groups for relevant women's information on your hometown.
7. Create your own group.
Championing causes as an individual is important, but doing it with like-minded people is even better. If you cannot find a women's group in your area, create your own. You can even start your own online community. It doesn't take much to set up a Facebook group or even a What's App chat.
8. Participate in campaigns.
Whether they're virtual or in-person, International Women's Day and its partners have different campaigns running throughout the year so make sure you get involved in those.
9. Help get the younger generation involved.
It's important that we help spread the inclusive message to those younger than us so they understand it and they can help spread it, too.
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