Isn’t it unfortunate that women across the globe still experience harassment, unfair treatment, and oppression to this day? It goes without saying that it is not easy to fight the patriarchy. While it is not possible to change the system overnight, the little things count.
These are steps that we can all take to support the women’s rights movement:
Volunteer your time
You can help the women’s rights movement by volunteering your time and effort. This is a good opportunity to learn more and contribute to positive social change. Take the time to assess what you are good at and volunteer those skills. It can be anything from research to communications to event planning. These organizations will appreciate the help.
Join protests and marches
If you look at the history of the women’s rights movement, you are going to see just how historically significant women’s marches have been. These public demonstrations demand accountability and action to make the world equal for people of all genders. You should spread the word and encourage your friends to come with you to these rallies. It might surprise and motivate you once you see just how many people unite to fight for this cause.
Help raise funds
Needless to say, it takes money to run programs and organizations. Fundraisers and registered charities also provide another opportunity to unite like-minded people together and work towards ending gender inequality. There are many ways to go about this. You can launch a book sale or hold a concert. It is even better if you feature female artists who also support the women’s rights movement.
Donate to organizations
Do not worry if you do not have a lot of free time to spare. It is also possible to donate money or in kind. Many women’s rights organizations can do with much bigger funding. As you can imagine, this limits the activities and projects that they can do. Aside from this, it is likewise important to ensure that activists are compensated for the work they do. We should all remember that the people who help us need our help as well.
Participate in challenge events
Do you consider yourself a sporty person? If so, you might want to join sponsored challenge events. Women’s rights organizations occasionally hold them to build community and support their goals. Not only are they fun, but their proceeds also go towards valuable work. Be adventurous and sign up for fun runs, marathons, and bikeathons hosted by women’s rights organizations. You do not have to be a professional athlete at all to participate in these events!
Do not get discouraged by the current state of the world. While it is still daunting, it is good to know that the women’s rights movement has been making strides. There is still hope for a fairer world in the future, but we must all work towards it in big and small ways.