Fight for an end to period poverty
Help prevent girls from missing out on education every month. There are many petitions you can sign via Global Citizen, or you could support companies that actively tackle the issue. Hey Girls, for example, donate one box of period products for every box purchased. You can also let your friends know about the new Government initiative to make products free in schools.
Follow strong, female influencers!
By searching hashtags such as #femaleinspiration, #genderequality, #girlpower and #womenempowerment you will find plenty of women from across the world of all ages fighting for gender equality. Find out what they’re about, start a conversation and take inspiration to empower other females on your planet!
Attend a WOW Foundation Women of the World Festival!
Celebrate with some of the most inspiring women from across the globe.
Stay in school! Complete your education as far as you want to for yourself. Study subjects that interest you—if you want to be a mechanic, don’t let anybody stop you!
Support your female friends to stay in school and follow whichever path they want to.
What can men do?
Support the end of all violence against women. Recognize women’s work within the home, and encourage the females in your life to participate in politics, such as voting and public speaking. Within your workplace, choose to work alongside women and promote their right to equal pay, input, opportunities and leadership. Male behaviours are key in addressing unconscious bias, and by doing so you become an everyday changemaker for all goals.