International women's day tomorrow. My favorite day of the year. Not because I celebrate or want to be celebrated. For those of you who've followed me since 2013 you know I started off my journey by writing articles about feminism in different countries. Women's rights and feminism will always be so close to my heart, it's such a personal topic.
I don't want you to congratulate women tomorrow. Educate yourself on one topic, one issue girls and women are facing today. Then go and tell the people around you. Go tell your mother you're now enlightened about how many girls are forced to undergo FGM to control their sexuality, go tell your friends about the 16% gender pay gap that exists in Europe, go tell your father about how 71% of human trafficking victims are women and girls. This is the greatest way to "celebrate" this day. Educate yourself enough to understand why women's day exists. It's not about celebrating what we have but to remind ourselves and society how much more we have left to work on. It's a constant reminder.
1. Go online and educate yourself or read about one issue women and girls face today.
2. Now tell anyone that is close to you, tell them you've enlightened yourself on a topic.Tell the women around you how much you care for them and their remarkable achievements.
3. Post about what you read and what you learned. Or simply post something regarding a women's issue that is close to your heart. Hashtag #DontCongratulateEducate or tag me.
I'll repost all your posts tomorrow or as soon as you post them. In your post I'd like you to challenge a bunch of friends and family to do the same.
I'm paying extra much thought to the women in Rojhalat, Rojava, Bashur and Bakur. Iran, Iran, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey. You're the bravest most selfless, remarkable women I've ever met. You fight ISIS, dictators, oppressing governments, side by side all men starring death right in the eye. We owe you everything. Thank you for fighting on behalf of all of us. I challenge @Docalis @effbeezee @v_ana @trophiy @dashnimoradofficial @ssharif.13 @deanbenjamin @luca.bucken
#womenInPower #internationalWomensDay #womenEmpowerment #DontCongratulateEducate