International Women’s Day: What Are You Doing?

It may seem a bit early to talk about International Women’s Day, which is March 8th, but what time is better than when you still have time to plan?

Women For Women International is planning on using the day to bring attention to the global food crisis, how it is affecting women and families, and what women are doing about it. They’re hosting a conference call on March 5th, and also have information on their website about how you can get involved by holding your own event or house party to raise awareness.

You can also click here to find events already planned, from all over the world.

Are you doing anything special for International Women’s Day? Have an event going on? Know of an organization that is doing something cool, or holding a fundraiser? Leave all of that information in the comments!


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8 comments for “International Women’s Day: What Are You Doing?

  1. February 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Also please check out the IWD blogathon on the Feminist Peace Network every Friday from now until IWD which has information on numerous events around the world, http://www.feministpeacenetwork.org.

  2. February 22, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’m brazilian and I decided to organize a little movement in the brazilian femnist blogosphere.

    I don’t know if people do that in the U.S, but march 8th is sort of an annoying day for us here in Brazil, because people give us red roses EVERYWHERE — on the streets, supermarkets, at the workplace… The rose is usually accompanied by “congratulations!”, as if it was our birthday or something. Also, the media is filled with ads celebrating women’s “delicacy” and “femininity” and how we’re supposed to always be willing to put everybody else’s interests over our own. Thw whole cliché…

    So I wrote a manifesto urging women to refuse the rose when somebody offers it to them on march 8th. In the morning of march 8th, approximately 30 blogs and profiles on orkut and facebook will publish the manifesto — which explains why that rose is actually a symbol of the dangerous myths patriarchy has given us for centuries. It says that we don’t want roses or pats on our heads — we want equal pay, more representation in the politics and less violence.

    I hope I can gather more bloggers to do that…

  3. February 23, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Here in Dublin (republic of Ireland) there’s lots of stuff going on. However, I want to highlight the 2nd Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin, taking place on March 8th. For anyone who is interested, here is the announcement with more info in Indymedia Ireland:

    http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90888

  4. Rae
    February 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Celebrating my dad’s birthday.

    Hi, Ari!

  5. Sam
    March 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Amnesty UK is also focusing on violence against women for International Women’s Day. We’re asking people to change their Facebook status, Myspace headline and tweet to raise awareness of the fact that each year, around 1 in 10 women in Britain experience rape or other violence. I hope you can check out http://www.oneten.org.uk

  6. Miles
    March 4, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    We have International Women’s Day as a paid holiday at my job. In protest of Columbus Day here in the US, we work all day long that day though it is a legal holiday. So we get International Women’s Day off instead. It is amazing to work at a job that understands!

  7. March 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH AFGHAN WOMEN’S PEACE ACTION BY WEARING A SKY-BLUE SCARF

    8 MARCH 2009

    ACROSS AFGHANISTAN–one of the most hostile places in the world to be a woman–more than 10,000 women will come out of their homes to call for PEACE WITH JUSTICE. They will each wear a blue scarf.

    ACROSS THE WORLD, people have committed to showing their solidarity to the women of Afghanistan. You can too.

    Wear a BLUE SCARF on March 8.
    POST YOUR PHOTO with a blue scarf to this page.
    Tell us WHERE IN THE WORLD you are.

    INSALLAH, the world will be painted BLUE on March 8.

    Join the facebook event “BLUE SCARF CAMPAIGN for the WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN

    Spread the message, visit the blog, wear a blue scarf in solidarity, gather with your friends, document the event and send it to the Peace with Justice for Afghanistan blog so we can post it!!

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