International Women's Day 2021: An Equal Future

Author
Jordana Neeman
March 7, 2021

March 8 is international Women’s Day and this year the theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”

“Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.”

UN Women International Women's Day 2021 Statement

You can check out the United Nations Website for International Women’s Day to see the many ways you can get involved, and help bring the goal of more women in leadership to fruition. 

In addition, in honour of this day we wanted to share with you some organizations doing great work for women all year long.  We encourage you to take a look and see how you can get involved or help these organizations further their goals.

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Women For Women International

Women for Women International is an organization that provides a wide range of support and education to women in 8 countries that have been greatly affected by conflict. They offer services to help women rebuild their lives with new tools regarding money, decision making, health and well-being.  They teach these women about their rights on many key issues in their lives. In this way the organization aims for greater gender equality and empowers these women to stand for themselves

Global Fund For Women

Global Fund For Women is an organization founded in 1987 that focuses on grassroots movements and organizations that help push women’s rights forward.  The mission of Global Fund for Women is to “fund bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes.”  The organization is currently active in over 170 countries, and partners with over 5,000 other organizations.

National Organization For Women (NOW)

The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 in America by a group of women who set out to challenge sex discrimation in society. Today the ogranization has grown to over 500,000 members and is the largest feminist organization in the United States. “NOW strives to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and to achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life”

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The Clearity Foundation

The mission of the Clearity Foundation is to improve the survival and quality of life for women with Ovarian Cancer. We have partnered with the Clearity Foundation in the past for our joint scholarship initiative (The Make A Difference Scholarship) and we have seen the great work they do for women and families affected by Ovarian Cancer.  The foundation believes that all women suffering from Ovarian Cancer deserve the best possible treatments and emotional support and they strive to give that to all those who need it.

The YWCA

The YWCA is one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations (over 160 years old).  The mission of the YWCA is “to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities." Through its affiliation with World YWCA the organization works for women’s rights in more than 120 countries and 20,000 local communities.

 

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