As part of the ongoing battle for equality, people around the world are taking part in the celebration of International Women’s Day.
But, ladies, do you know when or who started this? It was Theresa Malkiel that first led a protest by women garment workers in New York back on March 8, 1857.
The first International Women’s Day celebration by the United Nations happened in 1975. 2 years later, the UN General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as UN Day for women’s rights.
In the recent years, we’ve seen a lot of social movements on Twitter like #TimesUp, #MeToo, and #WomensMarch where even people from Hollywood participated to honor women and their impact in our society.
In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2018, Twitter launched a special golden emoji, the shape of the female gender symbol, as a tribute to a modern woman who is confident and expressive. Available throughout the month of March, the emoji will appear when the following hashtags are used in Tweets like:
In Filipino: #ArawNgKababaihan and in English: #IWD2018, #InternationalWomensDay, #WomensDay, #SheInspiresMe, #PositionOfStrength.
The use of this social media platform draws together growing global movements of ordinary Filipinas making people #SeeEverySide of their stories. Twitter has enabled many Filipino women to speak up, proving that every day can be #ArawNgKababaihan.
Without a doubt, women will never be silenced again, and we will continue to live our lives without care about society’s expectations of women. In celebration with the IWD, Twitter presents a series of activities in the Philippines, from March 7-10 to let people hear inspiring stories from women and allow people to join the #IWD2018 conversations throughout the entire week. From community events to live Q&A sessions on Twitter, several women will talk about people who inspired them and answer questions from Twitter world.
Make sure that your voice is heard this week and celebrate the #IWD2018! Use the hashtag #SheInspiresMe to talk about the person who inspires you.