International Women's Day SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020

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 on Sunday, March 8, 2020!

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Over the last 25 years, so many people, including UNA-USA members, have worked to build a generation of equality advocates. Equality is how we make progress on some of the world’s biggest challenges: Ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, tackling the climate crisis, growing economies. Every safe, educated, healthy, and empowered girl or woman has the potential to transform her own life, as well as help her family, her community, her country, and our planet.

Right now girls and women aren’t equal anywhere. Until they’re equal everywhere, our work isn’t done. Together, we can drive greater and faster action on gender equality. Thank you for joining us and celebrating the girls and women in your community and around the world who are making a difference and championing gender equality.

International Women's Day Proclamation

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

Ask your elected officials to sign the proclamation!

We asked our officials to sign the #IWD2020 Proclamation! @UNAUSA has compiled a list of helpful resources for #IWD. Find out how you can encourage your representatives to show their support! ➡️ bit.ly/IWD_2020

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 International Women's Day.

Organize a panel

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.


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 gender equality?

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

Reach out to local reporters

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

United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA)


  • #IWD2020
  • #InternationalWomensDay
  • #EqualEverywhere
  • #GenerationEquality

Sample Messages for Twitter

International Women’s Day is Sunday, March 8! Visit our website to learn how you can support women in your communities and around the world ➡️ unausa.org/una-women/ #IWD2020 #GenerationEquality

Right now, in how many countries are men and women equal? Zero. That has to change. We can't--and won't--stop until women are #EqualEverywhere. https://www.equaleverywhere.org/

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

Globally, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn doing the same work. On #IWD2020, ask your Members of Congress to support the @UN's work to achieve gender parity by 2030 and make the wage gap history ➡️ bit.ly/2CQkiFN


Created with images by Hannah Skelly - "untitled image" • Asiya Kiev - "untitled image" • Matt Botsford - "LATE NIGHT"