At The Little Market, our mission is to support dignified income opportunities for individuals in underserved communities all over the world. A core part of that mission is to raise awareness around human rights. Here on Cultural Exchange, we share avenues in which our readers can use their voices to uplift others. To learn more about International Women’s Day, keep reading below.
Recognized annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a globally recognized day that acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of women — socially, culturally, economically, and politically — while also recognizing the progress that has yet to be made for gender equality and women’s rights.
International Women’s Day began in the early 20th Century in support of women’s rights. The first Women’s Day was held in 1909 and was recognized every year through 1913. The globally recognized day was created in 1911, with more than one million individuals coming together.
The theme of the 2020 International Women’s Day has been declared as “Each for Equal” to celebrate the achievements that have been made and to work hard toward gender equality. This theme stems from Collective Individualism, meaning our individual efforts and actions affect society-at-large.
How We Can Join
Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day every day! Here are some ideas on how to get started.
- Mentor a young girl in your community.
- Educate others on the issues surrounding gender inequality and what we can do to close the gap.
- Host an event in your community to come together in support of equal rights.
- Support women and women-led organizations.
- Empower other women — share kind words, support their work, and advocate for women.
- Stay educated on current events and the issues preventing complete gender equality.
- Volunteer at women-empowered organizations in your community.
The Little Market was founded by women to empower women all around the world. We believe that women’s rights are human rights and are proud to work with hardworking, inspiring women. We ethically purchase products and support fair wages for women in underserved communities. And a core part of our mission is to educate our supporters and customers on human rights and social justice issues women face every day.
We prioritize investing in artisan groups that support women because we believe that when women thrive, so do their communities. When women have a sustainable income, they reinvest the money into their families and their children’s education, they can purchase clean water and nutritious food, they can access better healthcare, and they can feel empowered to support their communities.
Thank you for supporting our mission and advancing women’s rights. Together, we can create a world with gender equality and women empowerment.