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On March 8, organizations and individuals around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, using the opportunity to take action to #BeBoldForChange and forge a more inclusive, gender-equal world.

This International Women’s Day, Equimundo is leading and participating in online conversations and campaigns to advance gender justice and women’s empowerment. In particular, the organization is addressing issues of unpaid care work, the Global Gag Rule, and strategies for thoughtfully engaging men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention.

Learn more about Equimundo’s International Women’s Day activities and how to get involved below. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to like, share, and retweet your support.

Unpaid Care Workers and the Day Without A Woman
Twitter Chat

When: February 28, 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Hosts: New America’s Better Life Lab

Equimundo participated in a Twitter conversation, hosted by New America’s Better Life Lab, that explored unpaid care work in relation to the #DayWithoutAWoman campaign and global strike planned for March 8. The conversation highlighted the unequal distribution of care work globally, strategies for engaging men to support women in unpaid care, and broader solutions in policy and practice for alleviating women’s unequal burden of care.

Protesting President Trump’s Global Gag Rule
Twitter Chat

When: February 28, 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Host: PAI

Equimundo participated in a #TrumpGlobalGag Twitter chat, hosted by PAI, protesting President Trump’s Global Gag Rule. The Global Gag Rule is a harmful policy that forces providers to choose between receiving U.S. funding for family planning and providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare. Under the rule, providers cannot use U.S. funding or their own money to offer legal abortion services, information, or referrals – putting women’s health, autonomy, and lives in serious danger.

Learn more about the #TrumpGlobalGag campaign here.

How to Thoughtfully Engage Men and Boys for Gender Equality
Part of “Fostering Gender Equality Around the World”
Twitter Chat

When: March 7, 10:00 – 11:00am EST  (the full event is 8am – 5pm EST)
Hosts: The Asia Foundation with Equimundo, World Vision, ACDI/VOCA, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Chemonics, WI-HER, URC, and Banyan Global

In advance of International Women’s Day, Equimundo is leading a one-hour conversation on Twitter on “How to Thoughtfully Engage Men and Boys for Gender Equality.” The chat is part of an all-day #IWDchat17 Twitter relay, organized by The Asia Foundation, with the theme “Be Bold for Change: Fostering Gender Equality Around the World.”

Join the conversation on March 7 using the hashtags #IWDchat17 and #BeBoldForChange. Learn more about the chat here.

Raising Boys to be Men Who Care
Film Launch

When: March 7, all day
Hosts: Rutgers and Equimundo

Equimundo and Rutgers are launching a new film, “Raising Boys to be Men Who Care,” in the lead up International Women’s Day 2017. The two-minute animation highlights the MenCare+ program to engage men as partners in maternal, newborn, and child health, and in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Watch and share the film here.

Resist Trump: Stop the Gag
Campaign and Protest

When: March 8, 11:30am EST
Hosts: CHANGE with Equimundo and more than 30 co-sponsors

Equimundo is a co-sponsor of the “Resist Trump, Stop the Gag” protest, led by CHANGE, on International Women’s Day. The march will protest President Trump’s Global Gag Rule, which threatens access to safe abortion services and other basic healthcare for millions of people around the world. The protest will begin at 11:30am EST on March 8 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC with a march to the White House, where there will be a formal protest in Lafayette Park starting at noon.

Learn more about the protest and RSVP here.

On February 22, Equimundo participated in the campaign’s tweetstorm, building momentum for the protest. Follow the hashtags #TrumpGlobalGag and #NoAbortionBan to continue the push to resist and persist on behalf of women and girls around the world.


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