Sunday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day, and people around the world honored the day with events, concerts, campaigns, marches and more. Because we were a little bit busy launching a campaign of our own (if you haven’t seen it yet, check out Poverty is Sexist here!), we wanted to take today to pull together some of our favorite campaigns and moments that took over this year’s IWD! Take a look at all of the amazing buzz created around the day that inspired us to take action…
The ‘Not There‘ campaign from The Clinton Foundation (in collaboration with the advertising agency Droga5), pulled a stunt on Sunday that caught our eye. They removed women from about 40 existing posters and advertisements as a symbolic act to bring awareness to gender inequality. The stunt aimed to direct people to The Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative and their brand new report, which addresses the status of women and girls around the world.
Emma Watson held an awesome Q&A with HeForShe to discuss gender equality. She spoke passionately on the need to get men involved in the fight for gender equality and addressed many of the criticisms of the HeForShe movement.
The World Bank launched their #Get2Equal campaign because they believe that empowering women to achieve their full potential is key to ending poverty.
Thousands of people gathered in New York City to march on International Women’s Day and demand gender equality.
And just in case you missed it, our very own Poverty is Sexist campaign launched on March 8th because being born female shouldn’t make your life harder. We are standing with girls and women everywhere this year to demand a more equal world.
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