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International Women's Day

Women Deserve Recognition
and also Support.

We know the world is asking more and more of women every day—as wage earners, leaders, educators, carers, and more. In recognition of International Women’s Day, let’s unleash a groundswell of real acts of compassion for the women in your life and in your community.

Photo: Elyse Frelinger

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Food

Make a meal or cook an extra serving for a woman who could use a helping hand.

Bring over to a woman (or family) in your neighborhood to make the day a little easier.

Wellness

Pick up the phone and check in on a friend.

From work to family care, many of us are juggling a lot at the moment. Asking something as simple as “Are you OK?” can go a long way.

Empowerment

Reach out to a woman looking for employment.

Offer to review a resume or cover letter—or help her prepare virtually—so she’s ready for her interview.

Family Care

Achieve birth justice for all moms, not just some.

Everyone has a role to play. Learn how at Every Mother Counts.

Get Involved

Wellness

Support Black women and girls seeking therapy.

Donate to Loveland Foundation and help cover the cost of therapy services for Black women in their program.

Donate Now
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Empowerment

Support organizations that do vital work for gender equity.

Stay educated on the issues affecting women around the world and policy advocacy of organizations like UN Women. "When a woman gets a seat at the table, we all get a seat at the table."

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Family Care

Support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Help a parent or neighbor in need register for and get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Food

Provide a meal to women in need.

Donate $8-10 to World Central Kitchen to provide a meal and support women and their communities around the world.

Donate Now

Wellness

Help advance menstrual health and education for women and girls.

Sponsor a girl through Myna Mahila, an organization that focuses on women's menstrual and reproductive health in India.

Get Involved

Empowerment

Tutor a teenage girl who is navigating high school on her computer.

Ask about opportunities with your local public library or sign up for LA Works’ virtual tutoring programs.

Sign Up
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Family Care

Help more families access basic necessities.

Call your local hospital maternity ward and ask what donations are needed.

Empowerment

Help a woman be her best at a crucial moment in her life.

Support a charity like UK-based Smart Works, whose focus is to help unemployed and vulnerable women regain confidence, return to employment and transform their lives.

Learn More

Family Care

Support mothers and families hit hardest by the pandemic with critical needs such as childcare and housing.

Donate to the YWCA COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Community Resiliency Fund.

Donate Now
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Food

Order from a woman-led restaurant.

RestaurantHER is a resource to help you discover local restaurants led by women owners and chefs.

Order Now

Empowerment

Enable women-led non-profits to thrive.

The Women’s Economic Future Fund provides economic, health and education assistance to women around the world.

Get Involved

Archewell

Take compassion with you. Go analog.

Save or print a PDF of this list, share with a friend, hang it on your fridge, and inspire acts of compassion everyday, all month long.

Download PDF
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Empowerment

Support safe spaces for women.

Donate to programs like Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas or Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver to help even more survivors and increase assistance for professionals who help them.

Two women encouraging voting with picket signs.

Empowerment

Learn about the trailblazing women who came before us.

Explore women’s history and look towards the future with a friend, mom, sister, or daughter by touring a free online exhibit at the National Women’s History Museum.

Get Inspired

Family Care

Express your support for military families.

Not all military spouses are women, but many are.  Make sure those in your community feel seen and valued for their service too.

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Empowerment

Help girls learn, thrive and lead.

Help girls and young women become leaders of change by donating to CAMFED, a pan-African movement, revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered.

Learn More
A smiling woman holding a child.

Family Care

Mobilize for moms, women and families across the U.S.

Support a Moms Rising campaign on an issue that matters to you—like equal pay or paid family and medical leave.

Get Involved

Family Care

Recognize and appreciate women who serve in the military.

Check out The Mission Continues' Women Veterans Leadership Program. Read their stories or encourage a woman veteran in your life to join.

Learn More

Archewell

Let your community know we’re in this together.

We created the neighbor note for you to share with others. Slip it into a mailbox or leave at a neighbor’s door, because we believe even the smallest act can build community.

Download Note

Archewell

Share your own acts
of compassion.

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