Category Archives for Equality

7 Hashtags That Inspired Feminist Debates

7 Hashtags That Inspired Feminist Debates

Throughout the last decade Twitter has become critical in leading social activism driving change in the world in remarkable ways. Twitter introduced and popularized the use of # hashtags. As activist started using hashtags to group their messages, they soon became known as “hashtivists”.

The boost in awareness and the way feminism is discussed today is largely influenced by the use of hashtags, and the large, open platform provided by Twitter and other social media networks. Worldwide, users have embraced social media to spread their message and advocate for action. In the process, they have built a large following who in-turn empowered other women to engage and speak about the issues that matter most to them.

Unfortunately, some people demonize feminists and feminism. But the movement has persisted and the activists have addressed issues such as rape, beauty standards, desexualizing women’s bodies, fighting sexism, empowering female entrepreneurship and advocating for equality.

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It’s International Women’s Day. Here’s How We’re Pledging for Parity #IWD2016

It's International Women's Day. Here's How We're Pledging for Parity #IWD2016

Women around the world are main contributors to to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. We have made countless strides in the past years towards achieving equality. However, it is predicted that:

  • Global gender party will not be achieved until 2095
  • The gender gap will not close until the year 2133.

This is why we celebrate International Women’s Day #IWD2016 – To #Pledgeforparity and commit to taking concrete steps to help achieve the worldwide goal of gender parity.

We are pledging for parity by:

  • Providing local women entrepreneurs with the funds they need to grow their business
  • Investing in causes that benefit local women and girls
  • Advocating for laws and policies that protect women

You can help too!

Make a pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity –

  • Call for gender balanced leadership
  • Empower women and girls with the tools they need to achieve their ambitions.
  • Promote a culture of acceptance, free of gender biases.
  • Become a leader within your sphere of influence and commit to taking action to promote gender parity.

Tell us how you plan to pledge for party by using the hashtags #Pledgeforparity #IWD2016

To celebrate, check out this fun compilation of quotes by powerful women who dared to make their own destiny!

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