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6 Ways To Power Up Your International Women's Day

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International Women's Day is a time to celebrate women’s contributions to the world and focus on the fight for equality.

Together, we have made great strides. Recent years have seen us gain hard-fought rights and increase the power of women. But the work is far from over - and we need you.

Especially against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, we must all rally together, raise our voices and take action to invest in women in fragile and conflict-affected areas - because they are the key to a peaceful future.

Each of us can make a difference. In big and small ways, we all have the #PowerToChange the world.

Unsure where to begin? Here are six ways to power up your International Women's Day!

Download the Women's History month calendar

USE YOUR #POWERTOCHANGE TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR WOMEN EVERYHWERE

Download your free Women's History Month Calendar full of interactive events, inspiring resources, actions you can take to create a better world for women everywhere, and much more!

Shop with our amazing corporate partners while supporting women around the world.
Shop with our amazing corporate partners while supporting women around the world.

Shop with our corporate partners

Shop with our amazing corproate partners while supporting women around the world

From fashion to homeware to food, we are proud to work with partners that reflect the skills learnt by women in our programmes. So, whether you’re looking for a gift to celebrate the powerful women in your life or a well-deserved treat for yourself, we are making it easy to give back to others at the same time.

For Sama.
Waad al-Kateab is a Syrian activist and award-winning filmmaker whose debut feature film, For Sama, won a BAFTA for Best Documentary and received a nomination at the Academy Awards 2020.

Sign up to our film screening of For Sama

Join us on Thursday, 10th March 2022 at 6pm GMT for a virtual film screening of the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary, For Sama

Virtual film screening of award-winning documentary For Sama, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Waad al-Kateab, Hamza al-Kateab and Afraa Hashem, moderated by Basma Khalifa. Tickets are £2, with 100% of proceeds going towards supporting women survivors of war.

Photo credit: Women for Women International

Sign the pledge and save your seat at the #PowerToChange workshop

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A CHANGE AGENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Our #PowerToChange workshop is a workshop with a difference, inspired by women in our programmes who are transforming their communities in the aftermath of war, fighting for gender equality and seizing their rights.

The Power Up Club is a passionate, dynamic and determined group of Women for Women International supporters with a common purpose: growing women’s power globally and building a more equal, peaceful and prosperous future. Photo: Steve Murigi
The Power Up Club is a passionate, dynamic and determined group of Women for Women International supporters with a common purpose: growing women’s power globally and building a more equal, peaceful and prosperous future. Photo: Steve Murigi

Join the Power Up Club

Come together with a passionate community and drive the changes you want to see in the world

For a monthly donation of £7 you will get access to free virtual events, exclusive digital content, opportunities to connect and much more. By joining the Power Up Club, you will empower yourself and women living in some of the world's most dangerous places.

Ukrainian flag.
Seida Sarić, Director at Žene za Žene International, our affiliate in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is leading our assessment of the needs of marginalised women in Ukraine and how we can respond uniquely. Your donation will support this solidarity response.

Support our Ukraine response

You can help some of the most marginalised women affected by the war in Ukraine

In just a few days, the lives of millions of Ukrainian people have been shattered by the Russian invasion. Nearly 3 million people have fled the war, most of them women and children. We are seeing women face racial discrimination and they are at risk of gender-based violence in this crisis.

Donate today to help women affected by this conflict - whether they be displaced women in Ukraine who are being discriminated against, or women fleeing alone and at risk of trafficking or abuse.

Women for Women International programme participants in South Sudan. Photo: Charles Lomodong

Use your power to empower women

This International Women's Day, commit to using your #PowerToChange the world for the sake of all women, everywhere.

Use your power today.

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Women have the #PowerToChange the world. We see it happen all the time. In the face of inequality and conflict, women make small, positive changes which in time have a lasting impact on their families, on their communities and on society as a whole. Meet Buki and Chro, two members of our global team who are using their power to create a ripple effect of change.

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Between December 2021 and February 2022, we conducted phone surveys and interviews with our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme participants and graduates across Afghanistan, as well as with Afghan women’s rights activists and organisations. In their own words, Afghan women share their hopes and fears. Read the report.