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For over 100 years, feminists around the world have marked International Women’s Day on March 8th, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and focusing attention on the work that still needs to be done to accelerate gender equality.

Why we still need International Women’s Day in 2022

International Women’s Day has never been more important. The pandemic has made it abundantly clear what happens when we don’t prioritize gender equality. Women absorb childcare burdens, incidents of child marriage increase, just to name a few. Women and girls cannot afford to lose hard-fought gains every time there is a global crisis. We need to embed gender equality in the law today. And we can’t do it alone. 

From the United States to Kenya, and from Georgia to Bolivia to India, for 30 years, our team has been holding governments and lawmakers accountable for protecting and promoting the rights of women and girls. But we can’t do it alone. 

Let’s make equality reality

Your support this March, on International Women’s Day and across the whole of Women’s History Month, will support our global team of human rights lawyers and policy experts who work every day to make the world a better place for women and girls.

And we know that by working together we’ll be able to help more women and girls secure the protections and fundamental rights they deserve to live safe, fearless, and free.

Find out more about how you can get involved in International Women’s Day with Equality Now, from partnerships to fundraising ideas.