Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

ways to celebrate international women's day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th to honour women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements worldwide. It also serves as a call to action for gender equality and women’s rights. 

The 2023 IWD theme is “Embrace Equity,” which highlights the importance of achieving gender balance in all aspects of life. There are plenty of ways to celebrate International Women’s Day, including by noting past and present figures making history. 

At Habeebat Fashion Store, we highlight our women leaders and women in our community. No “ordinary” woman exists; this holiday allows us to celebrate how and why that is so. We bring attention to the issues that demand it, such as reproductive, labour, education rights, or abuse. We partake in inclusive, diverse, subtle conversations about and with women, even if it’s a simple thank you. 

You can also make localized or at-home efforts to let the women around you know you speak and think highly of them.

Here are 10 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

  1. Educate yourself
  2. Attend an International Women’s Day event
  3. Host a virtual party
  4. Read and share women’s stories
  5. Donate to women’s charities
  6. Celebrate the woman in your life
  7. Support women-owned businesses
  8. Mentor a young woman
  9. Take action for gender equality
  10. Self-love

1. Educate Yourself

International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about women’s history, challenges, and achievements. You can read books, watch documentaries, or listen to podcasts that explore these topics. Educating yourself will help you better understand women’s continuous struggles and how you can support their fight for equality.

2. Attend an International Women’s Day Event

International Women’s Day has a full calendar of noble and fun service projects, seminars, and more. The International Women’s Day website can help you locate events in your locality and a subject matter or group of people that interests you. Many organizations, including non-profits, businesses, and government agencies, organize events to celebrate the day. You can participate in discussions, seminars, workshops, and networking events. These events can help you meet and connect with others who share your passion for gender equality.

3. Host a Virtual Party

You can host a virtual International Women’s Day party with friends using video conferencing software like Zoom or Google Meet. Invite others, including family and colleagues, to join you in celebrating women’s achievements and discussing gender issues. You can plan interactive activities like quizzes, games, or debates.

4. Read and Share Women’s Stories

Read books, articles, and biographies about women who have significantly impacted their fields. Share these stories with others and inspire them to make a positive difference. You can also share your story or experience and encourage others to do the same.

5. Donate to Women’s Charities

Doing your part on International Women’s Day can be as simple as giving money to a worthy cause. Do your research and consider where you are confident and comfortable that your money will significantly improve the lives of women and girls. You can support an organization that aligns with your values, such as a charity supporting women’s rights or focusing on education, gender equality, and empowerment. There is no etiquette when it comes to the amount you give. Every little bit helps.

6. Celebrate the Women in Your Life

Take time to appreciate the women in your life, such as your mother, sister, friend, coworker, or mentor. Write them a note, send them a message, or give them a small gift to show appreciation. Celebrating the women in your life is a great way to honour the achievements of all women.

7. Support Women-Owned Businesses

Supporting women-owned businesses is a great way to empower women economically. Consider patronizing a women-owned business, whether a small local shop or an online retailer or recommending them to others. Doing this can help promote gender equality and economic opportunities for women.

8. Mentor a Young Woman

You can mentor a young woman by sharing your knowledge and experience. Offer guidance, advice, and support to help them achieve their goals. By doing so, you can help empower the next generation of women.

9. Take Action for Gender Equality

Use International Women’s Day to advocate for women’s rights. You can speak up about issues affecting women in your workplace or community. Advocate for policies and practices that promote gender equity and challenge gender stereotypes and biases.

10. Self-Love

Women’s Day can be a time to reflect on all you have accomplished or make plans for everything you want to do as a woman. You can apply for a women’s grant to fund a passion project or a women’s scholarship to further or change your career. You can also treat yourself and sign up for a women’s-only fitness activity you’ve wanted to try. Recognize all that you have to offer and all that the world has to offer you.

In conclusion, International Women’s Day 2023 allows us to reflect on the progress toward gender equality so far and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. Embracing equity means recognizing that everyone should have equal opportunities, regardless of gender. By taking advantage of these ways to celebrate International Women’s Day, we can raise awareness of the ongoing struggle for gender equity and inspire others to take action toward achieving it. Let’s continue to work towards a future where gender is no longer a barrier to success, and all individuals can fulfil their potential, regardless of gender.

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