- Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 17:15
- Written by editor
Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re honouring bold female changemakers around the world. Everyday, Change.org empowers women and girls to start petitions seeking to improve their communities and fight injustice.
In Canada, women make up almost half of the people who start petitions on Change.org, yet they win their campaigns more often than campaigns started by men. From this, we know that women are determined and dedicated to the fight for social change.
That’s why we believe that behind every great change is a bold woman, the backbone of our social infrastructure and our society. Join us in recognizing their courage to stand up for what they believe in — become a member of Change.org.
Your membership will help support people like Jaha, the young woman who is leading a global movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM). And Amanda, who while studying to become an astronaut, championed new legislation for the first ever Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights in the United States, which she helped get signed into federal law in 2016. And Natasha, a university student who is urging the government of Alberta to make consent part of the province’s health education curriculum.
By becoming a member, you can fuel the world’s largest empowerment platform, and in turn, you’ll be investing in movements for gender justice which call for equal pay for women, fair parental leave policies, justice for rape survivors and more.
Already this year, we have plans to invest staff resources into dozens of women-led movements. Among other things, we will help them generate more support for their petitions and provide them world-class media training and support. But, we can only increase women’s access to these crucial campaigning tools when you chip in to help cover the costs.
On International Women’s Day, there is no better way to honor the bold women in your life. Learn more.
Juliana Britto Schwartz