5 Incredibly Easy Things You Can Do Right Now For International Women’s Day

Equality for women is progress for all

"Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all." ~  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

International Women's Day is one our favorite days. It's the day women all over the world are celebrated! "This year’s theme as set by the UN is, “Equality for women is progress for all”   (which) emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. It also stresses the vital role of women as agents of development."

1. Watch this video from the UN Women Executive Director.

2. Tweet out this out now.

Take a stand for women! Progress for All. Let's hear it for the men and women who want a better world for of society. #IWD2014 @LipstiknPolitks @UN_Women

3. Watch this speech...

by the Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o at Black Beauty Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Award's Show with a young woman in your life. Better yet, send this to everyone you know!!

"You can't eat beauty. It won't feed you. You can not rely on beauty to sustains you. What actually sustains us...what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you.That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul."

4. Donate to your favorite women's cause or charity.

If you don't have any in mind, Narika  is a wonderful charity that helps  domestic violence and trafficking victims .


5. Don't forget about you!!

If you're a woman, take the day to celebrate! Go to the spa, dinner and a movie. Enjoy what it means to be a woman. If you're not a woman, treat the women in your life to something special today. Give time, gifts and most of all LOVE!