International Women's Day
Join me on the Bridge
International Women's Day on 8th March is an important day for women all around the world. On this day, we can all celebrate the strengths and achievements of women by taking part in Women for Women International's annual Join me on the Bridge campaign.
This year’s second global Join me on the Bridge campaign marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and thousands of women, men and children joined together on bridges across the world. There were 464 events in 70 different countries, which is a staggering show of strength and solidarity with our sisters in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other war-torn countries. This was a day to remember and thank you for making it such a memorable one.
Host your own Join Me on the Bridge event.
Can't make it to an existing bridge event? Bring Join me on the Bridge and the global women's movement to your town! Any effort, large or small, will make a big difference. The more towns, cities, schools, families, religious and civic groups participate in this movement, the greater our collective impact. If you don't have a bridge nearby, you can find a creative way to form a “bridge”; like the Virtual Bridge created by Authors for Peace in 2011.
What is International Women's Day?
Join the Movement
On International Women's Day, women around the world join together in celebration of the strength of women. Since 1908 this has been a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world without regard to their national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences.
To honor this day, on 8th March, our Women for Women International offices around the world hold events ranging from quiet and reflective meetings to loud and festive celebrations. The first Join me on the Bridge events were held in 2010 when the Country Directors of Women for Women's programmes in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo had an idea that became the impetus for this global campaign. In its first year over 20,000 people took part with 119 events in 19 countries.
Join us on the Bridge on 8th March 2012!