Women’s rights – we’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
From the suffragettes to the Women’s March on Washington, thousands of women and men all over the country and world have done their part to push for equal rights. The battle is by no means over, but this March 8, we celebrate how far we have come. First observed on the one-year anniversary of the 1908 New York Garment Workers’ Strike, which was overwhelmingly female, every March 8 became a key day to protest issues such as women’s suffrage. These demonstrations quickly grew in size – as a matter of fact, a 1917 Women’s Day protest is widely held responsible as the catalyst for the fall of the Russian Empire. Despite this, International Women’s Day was not formally established until 1975 by the United Nations.
Although countries such as Russia and China treat International Women’s Day as a Valentine’s Day/Mother’s Day hybrid, the day traditionally celebrates female empowerment and women’s successes, both in the workforce and society. This International Women’s Day, however, we have a very special ally in the battle for equal rights. Tinder (yes, that Tinder) has partnered with Pledgeling.com and chosen Becky’s Fund and 11 other women’s causes (Planned Parenthood, Women for Women, Girls Who Code, UN Women, She Lift, She’s the First, Partners in Health, Tostan, Baby2Baby, Grameen America and Girls Not Brides) to give them the chance to receive up to $250,000 in donations to support sisterhood and women’s empowerment. Will you join us and help Becky’s Fund receive funding to continue the work we do to prevent domestic violence and support survivors and their families?
1. Follow @Tinder on Twitter.
2. Post an original tweet about why you support @BeckysFund on International Women’s Day (you must include @BeckysFund @Tinder #FundHerCause).
3. Tinder will DM you a code to enter on www.tinder.fund worth $100 in support of Becky’s Fund.
We are honored to have been chosen for this incredible opportunity. 1 in 3 women is affected by intimate partner violence, making it one of the biggest stumbling blocks for women’s equality. With this partnership, Tinder and Pledgeling.com are giving women all over the world the chance to have their voices heard.
We invite you to help us spread awareness and #FundHerCause!