What began as a small commemoration to women in countries like Russia and the USA at the turn of the 20th century, International Women’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of womanhood and a means to protest for gender equality. While some countries honour March 8 as a civic holiday, the vast majority of the world often turns a blind eye to the one day dedicated to women. It speaks volumes that we are still fighting for rights and freedoms over a century after the first Women’s Day celebration. Yes, so much progress has been made since 1909, but we still have a long road towards a future without gender inequality.
In honor of International Women’s Day, EmpowHERto has launched the “Buy One, Give One Care Box initiative.” For every care box filled with self-care items that you contribute to, a second box filled with necessity items will be donated to a girl in need.
Stay tuned to our social media channels @empowherto for more information on how you can donate to this initiative.
This year, as we continue to battle a global pandemic, in addition to the existing global issues facing women around the world, we recognize an increasing need to enable our young girls to become leaders in their communities to fight for injustice, gender inequality, and to ensure the health and safety of their families and friends. The leadership programs and resources that we provide will empower young women and girls to play their part in building a better tomorrow for themselves and for the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs. We believe in giving girls a strong foundation of knowledge and skills catered to achieving their career goals through our six program areas.
This month, we’re launching three new programs designed to help girls and women become the future leaders and entrepreneurs they’ve always envisioned themselves to be. The programs are focused on health and fitness, financial literacy, and civic engagement. Each one provides resources, a chance to learn new skills, and an opportunity to work with an expert in that field of expertise. They’re also designed to provide an extra boost of encouragement and confidence in order for them to reach their fullest potential.
“7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with family and friends” according to – Real Girls, Real Pressure: National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Let’s do our best to ensure that this statistic is eradicated. Join us and help support the future of young women and girls in your community by donating to our organization. By contributing to our programs you will be helping to ensure the future success of women leaders around the world.
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