This year, International Women’s Day is being celebrated in a big way online. Today’s Google Doodle is a montage of chubby female cartoon faces of all ethnicity stitched together and IWD’s Facebook page has at least 7,203 people talking about it RIGHT NOW. The hashtag Happy Women International day has been trending all day worldwide.
International Women’s Day, celebrated annually March 8, focuses on empowering women around the globe. It has evolved into a massive day of social media activism, with campaigns popping up throughout the social web.
If you want to participate actively head over to this site InternationalWomensDay.org for a slew of resources. You can purchase tickets, donate, read up on different organizations, see photos and videos, and learn how you can help beyond March 8. There is also a handy social media page with tips on how to promote and get involved on Facebook and Twitter, including suggested posts. Try searching for hashtags like #internationalwomensday, #iwd or #iwd2013 to find conversations.
You will find online many campaigns that promote women empowerment, some will ask you to wear red lipstick as a sign of unity while others might ask you to roam the streets and demonstrate in favor of women’s right.
Women’s Day 2013 is making its presence felt on laptops, smartphones and PCs the world over. But is one day enough? Definitely no! Oppression, lack of rights, violence, and harassment are one of the many violations of human rights that women suffer through every day.
Let’s hope that one day the generations to come will celebrate Women’s day by commemorating the sacrifices of their ancestors who were able to give them their rights and freedom!
What did you do to celebrate Women’s day?
Helwi El Hayet