International Women’s Day: Stand up for women’s rights | ActionAid UK

International Women’s Day (IWD) is on 8th March each year. It is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, which so often go unrecognised. And it is a day to shine a spotlight on gender inequality and the fight for women to be treated equally to men. Scroll down to see how you can take action for women’s rights.

Take action this International Women’s Day

Every year we come together for International Women’s Day, to celebrate hard-won progress on women’s rights. But this year is different. That progress is in increasing danger, with attempts across the world to roll back protections on violence against women, reproductive rights and more.

But women aren’t letting this go without a fight. The last few months there’s been a renewed appetite for standing up and campaigning, with millions turning out for the global women’s marches in a huge, worldwide shout for women’s rights.

Women everywhere are fired up. And this International Women’s Day, it’s time to keep that momentum going.

As an organisation that takes sides with those living in poverty and exclusion, ActionAid will always stand with women and girls, wherever they are.

Will you join us?

Tell the world why you’re standing up

Why you’re standing up for women’s rights

We’re proud to be an organisation that stands with women and girls to fight for their rights and live without fear. You can join us. Complete the sentence below to make your own shareable image to share on Twitter, and tell the world why you’re standing up for women’s rights. 


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I’m standing up for women’s rights because: every girl deserves to live the life she wants @ActionAidUK #IWD2017

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ActionAid’s commitment to women’s rights this International Women’s Day

We support women and girls as they lead their communities out of poverty as the most effective way of changing lives for good. These are our continued commitments in the global struggle for women’s rights.

  1. We stand with women who work together for the rights of women and girls in poverty.
  2. We stand with women tackling violence, so women and girls can live without fear.
  3. We stand with women fighting for the right to earn an equal wage.
  4. We stand with women rebuilding their communities after humanitarian disasters.
  5. We stand with women who won’t stop until every woman and girl has access to justice.

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