Each year International Women's Day is marked across the globe on the 8th March. The day is widely celebrated as an opportunity to draw attention to the struggle for women's rights worldwide and to demonstrate international sisterly solidarity with women everywhere.
Womankind works in solidarity and equal partnership with women's rights organisations and movements, from the local to the global level, to improve the lives and status of women across the world. Along with their network of partners, Womankind provides long-term sustainable change for women and girls by ensuring solutions are firmly rooted in local communities and contexts. Womankind strengthens and supports women’s rights organisations and movements by providing the tools and resources they need to change the lives of women, in the home, the workplace and the communities they live in. They also use their collective expertise to call for change across the world, challenging governments and international agencies to protect and promote women’s rights.
Womankind has also refined their approach to work in greater depth with women’s movements in several countries, and at regional and global levels to ensure women’s voices are heard, their rights are realised, and they have the freedom to make their own choices.
Women’s movements are, put simply, the women who are changing the world. They are broad social movements campaigning for women's rights at national, regional and international levels. Women’s movements throughout history have campaigned for votes for women, protection from domestic violence, for equal pay, and against sexual harassment. They get their collective voices heard and bring about long-lasting change for women. We are at a global turning point for women's rights. In the past three decades, women’s rights have been enshrined through declarations, policies and global frameworks. Womankind and its partners have been at the heart of advocating for these positive advances. Read the stories of women and girls who have faced and overcome discrimination and violence with the help of Womankind and its partners here.