It’s International Women’s Day… What Is It? And How Can I Help?

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength.

So I would like to dedicate this day to the amazing people behind theĀ Surya-Chandra Foundation

Women make up half of the world’s population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world’s poor. We live in a world in which women living in poverty face gross inequalities and social justice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to vulenarable and low pay employment, the sequence of discrimination that a woman may suffer during her entire life is unacceptable but all too common.

The Surya-Chandra Foundation intends to contribute to the welfare and advancement of impoverished young women and their children in poor countries of the world. The foundation intends to render assistance in the following ways:

  • Empower women and children through education, training and intervention programs

  • Serve the marginalized people especially with formation of women self help groups (SHGs)

  • Establish linkage between women SHGs and financial institutions for sustainability

  • Provide free shelter for homeless, and orphanage for children

  • Implement awareness education training

  • Conduct health education camps

If you would like to donate to this amazing charity please follow the link here and donate. Every Little helps

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