Dorothy Day with her prison dress. In November 1917, Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women’s exclusion from the electorate. She’s one of the reasons why you can vote, and a reminder that voting shouldn’t be taken for granted.
In celebration of international women’s day Inspiring Rarebirds, #ifshecanIcan asked woman what it means to be an entrepreneur today. International Women’s Day 2016 theme is for Parity. – We have come a long way and we still have a ways to go – how will you #pledgeforparity ?
Why am I using the Gender Mind the Gap?
Because this month International Women’s Day (March 8th) is about Parity – Gender Equality. Its important for me today as it is an opportunity or me to give back to my fellow humans. Today, it will be announced I have been honored to become a global ambassador for Women, through the #inspiringRarebirds organization and #ifshecanIcan movement.
It is a privilege to be included in this amazing group of humans, who are working to provide a platform where entrepreneurship for women is supported and is a choice… choice is a big word here… Rarebirds invites both parties to the conversation and makes the effort to create a safe welcoming and learning environment for women to succeed.
On the subject of gender equality, Emma Watson said “There’s a lack of a sense of urgency around this issue. We’re not really understanding what a huge impact this has all over the world. It’s one of the biggest contributors to poverty, to violence, to discrimination. It hinders development and progress all over the world.”
I agree. It is imperative that we make change and invite both parties of the human race to the conversation, to help put an end to poverty, violence and discrimination and to uphold the rights for all to be included and to express themselves equally.
I am excited to be part of a movement that is creating change for the world of women and men – to make a difference, globally for women.
It is imperative that we understand the change needed in society – at a global level. Just because cyber-violence isn’t physical doesn’t mean that it is acceptable – it is a form of bullying, and perpetuates an attitude that becomes an insidious way of thinking. A hacked Facebook account can cost a life in some countries. We are all humans talking to other humans – we should always be respectful and kind, even if you don’t agree.
cyber-violence against women this is a great article on the topic. Think differently!
Throughout history all over the globe women have made incredible contributions to society. – who are yours? You can learn more or donate here.