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International women's day FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019

In this toolkit, you'll find suggested messages for social media, graphics to share with your networks, and helpful resources to amplify International Women's Day 2019!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019. this year's theme is "think equal, build smart. innovate for change."

Join UNA-USA in celebrating International Women's Day!

From webinars to advocacy actions, to amplifying the message on social media to hosting events, there are numerous ways you and your community can get involved in International Women's Day!

Encourage your elected officials and local companies to turn their offices purple in support of International Women's Day!

We asked our local officials and companies to turn their buildings and landmarks purple to celebrate #IWD2019! @UNAUSA compiled a list of helpful resources for #IWD. Find out how you can encourage your community to show their support: bit.ly/IWDtoolkit

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY PROCLAMATION

Encourage your local government to commit to celebrating the progress of and opportunities for women and girls.

Ask your local, state, and federal representatives to sign the Proclamation

We asked our officials to sign the #IWD2019 Proclamation! @UNAUSA compiled a list of helpful resources for #IWD. Find out how you can encourage your representatives to show their support for #IWD2019 ➡️ bit.ly/IWDtoolkit

WATCH THE international women's day webinar

From hosting dinner discussions to film viewing parties, we encourage you to watch the UNA Women's International Women's Day Webinar to learn more about the ways you and your community can get involved to celebrate #IWD2019!

Organize a Panel in Your Community

A great way to engage local businesses is to host a diverse panel of business owners to discuss this year’s UN Women theme, gender equity in the workplace, and best practices for other business owners and corporations in attendance.

Host a Dinner to Celebrate International Women's Day

A simple way to celebrate International Women’s Day is to host a dinner. From preparing a budget to planning a menu, we've created a detailed plan to get you started.

Know someone who championed women's rights?

Award them with a certificate in recognition of championing gender equality and empowering women and girls in the local community.

Let your local media know you are hosting an event to celebrate International Women's Day!

Invite your local media to attend your event so they can help amplify the celebration of community action on gender equality and the rights of women and girls.

Relevant Handles and Hashtags

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)

Hashtags

  • #IWD2019
  • #BalanceforBetter
  • #InternationalWomensDay
  • #IWD

Sample Messages for Twitter

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8! Visit our website to learn how you can support women in your communities and around the world ➡️ https://unausa.org/una-women/ #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay on March 8, be sure to wear purple and encourage your community to take action to support women and girls ➡️ https://unausa.org/una-women/

Globally, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn doing the same work. On #IWD2019, ask your Members of Congress to support the UN's work to achieve gender parity by 2030 and make the wage gap history ➡️ http://bit.ly/2CQkiFN

From promoting girls’ education to defending women’s health, the @UN continues to partner with civil society and governments to uphold the rights of girls and women around the world. Encourage your representatives to support the @UN's work ➡️ http://bit.ly/2CQkiFN #IWD2019

Sample Messages for Facebook

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8! Whether you host an event, amplify the message on social media, or wear purple to raise awareness, there are numerous ways you can get involved. Visit our website to learn how you can support women in your communities and around the world ➡️ https://unausa.org/una-women/ #IWD2019

🚨 Don't forget to wear purple on Friday, March 8 to show your support for women and girls around the world for #IWD2019! 🚨 Here are some other actions you can take to celebrate International Women's Day. https://unausa.org/una-women/ #BalanceforBetter

Globally, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn doing the same work. Gender parity in leadership positions across business, politics, and other sectors isn't much better, even here in the U.S. On International Women's Day, ask your Members of Congress to support the UN's work to achieve gender parity by 2030 and make the wage gap history. http://bit.ly/2CQkiFN

Sample Messages for Instagram

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8! Whether you host an event, amplify the message on social media, or wear purple to raise awareness, there are numerous ways you can get involved. Visit our website to learn how you can support women in your communities and around the world ➡️ https://unausa.org/una-women/ #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

🚨 Don't forget to wear purple on Friday, March 8 to show your support for women and girls around the world! 🚨 Learn more about how you can get involved in #IWD2019 https://unausa.org/una-women/

From promoting girls’ education to defending women’s health to elevating women’s economic inclusion and empowerment and bringing women into peace processes, the UN continues to partner with civil society and governments to uphold the rights of girls and women around the world. In recognition of #IWD2019, we encourage you to ask your Members of Congress to support the UN's work to achieve gender parity by 2030 and make the wage gap history. http://bit.ly/2CQkiFN

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