Do you celebrate International Women’s Day in your family/community? It is quite a big thing in the Czech Republic. My father would buy a bouquet of flowers and heart-shaped chocolate. It is as big as the Mother’s Day. Did you know that the United Nations Office in Geneva dedicated the whole week of 5-9 March to women as International Women’s Week?
And if you are wondering what to do in Geneva, here are some ideas:
- Book launch of Be in Her Shoes: Human Rights Challenges and Achievements of Women and Girls of African Descent-
Palais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinema, A Building, 1st Floor).
- Discussion SDG So What Series on SDG 5 and SDG 11: Gender Equality and sustainable cities and communities –
Palais des Nations, Hall XIV (A Building, 3rd Floor).
- Join He for She campaign. I did. It is a wonderful initiative to support gender equality together. Both men and women.
- As of tomorrow, you can visit the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. Here is a selection of films that you may like. They are about women, gender inequality, and feminism.
- Purchase a pair of nude tights and support young students from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Last year I got to know Nadine, founder of Ownbrown. Her company makes high-quality nude tights and knee-highs for women of color. Say bye to unnaturally white or dark legs! I am a huge fan of Ownbrown.
And if you purchase a pair of their tights today they will donate 50% to BEBUC. This organization gives scholarships and financially support excellent young students. It also encourages girls to apply and promotes excellence by strengthening skills and providing strong mentorship.
So here we are. These are just some of the ideas and suggestions on what to do on International Women’s Day in Geneva. I would like to end with a song I Am Woman written and performed by Helen Reddy. it is beautiful ode on womanhood and it always lifts up my mood.
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