International women day 2017 on march 8, people from across countries all over the world will observe international women’s day a day for more than a century has been set aside to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality. This year’s theme of international women’s Day is tailor made for 2017: Be Bold for change. In a year that has already seen millions of women and their allied march in support of women rights. International Women’s Day represents an important opportunity to continue the fight for necessary change.
“For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the lot or call on yourself to help copy a better working world— a more comprehensive, gender equal world,” announces the IWD website. The organizers have elaborated on the theme, writing,
Each one of us — with women, men and non-binary people joining forces — can be a leader within our own spheres of authority by taking bold practical action to increase speed gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and keep under control the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.
The website points out that there are many ways to be courageous and many points of entrance in the work to improve women’s lives around the world. You might focus your efforts, for example, on preventing the gendered violent behavior or calling out gender inequality. You could focus your activism on promoting women’s education and improvement in the work force, or on celebrating the achievements of women.
International Women’s Day will coincide with “A Day Without A Woman,” a general strike planned by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington. You can #BeBoldForChange by participating in the strike in a number of ways, including by striking from work or home duties (if you’re able to do so — of course, not everybody has the means or capability to strike) or by participating in the #GrabYourWallet campaign and choosing to only pay out money on businesses that support women’s equality.