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Countdown to International Women's Day

World Vision Skill Training Center. Kolkata, India. Photo:©Martha Adams, Gina Nemirofsky, 10x10act.org

World Vision Skill Training Center. Kolkata, India.
Photo:©Martha Adams, Gina Nemirofsky, 10x10act.org

As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Women of Vision is excited to offer five opportunities to be involved throughout the week. Here’s a brief overview of each day. These are easy ways to make a big difference for daughters, sisters and mothers across our world and right in our own neighborhoods.

1. Band together with like-minded women:
Online movie screening “I Was Worth 50 Sheep” (March 4, 12pm PT, 3pm ET)

On Monday March 4th, WOV will be hosting a free online screening of the ground-breaking film “I Was Worth 50 Sheep.” Come and share your thoughts LIVE with people from around the country. Curl up with a blanket and popcorn and be transported into the life of a young Afghan woman.

2. Use your voice to promote justice:
Send a postcard to your Representative

Starting Tuesday March 5th and continuing throughout the month, mail a postcard created by WOV to your member of Congress. Gather together as a chapter, or with your family, and sign a pre-made card (you can just print and mail!) that identify current issues that affect women.

3. Learn how educating a girl can make a difference:
Girl Rising screenings available around the country

We are so excited that WOV chapters are already scheduling viewings of Girl Rising around International Women’s Day. This film received an incredible response at the Sundance Film Festival. View a list of screenings here. If no screenings are in your area, you can still host; be sure to mention that you are a Women of Vision.

4. Give a gift that can change a woman’s life – hers, and our own:
Contribute to World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative

Research shows that when you invest in a woman, she invests back into her family and community and the effect is seen across generations. Yet how does financial generosity impact our own lives? On Thursday, March 7th, read a story from one of our own WOV about how the lesson of sacrifical giving hit home to her family in a powerful way.

5. Celebrate the women in your life

Empowering women starts right in our families, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Celebrate this International Women’s Day by writing a note of thanks to a teacher who encouraged you years ago, by picking up coffee for that new mom in your office who’s struggling to balance it all, or by telling your own sister, daughter, or mother how much you appreciate them. On Friday, March 8th, read a special story about how God is working in the life of Annie Kaseketi Mwaba, a World Vision employee in Zambia, as part of our Lenten “Beauty from Ashes” series.

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