#BeBoldForChange: 3 Ways to celebrate International Women’s Day if you can’t leave work
Today, March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is and it is in that spirit that a global women’s strike is set to take place in more than 30 countries around the world.
While the day has been dubbed “A Day Without a Woman”, it is not all women who can get time off work and work in this instance means whether you’re in the formal sector or a housewife or a single mom.
Thankfully, there are a few ways for everyone to pitch in during the general strike. Below, a guide to participating in the women’s strike, even if you can’t take the day off of work on Wednesday.
If you can’t skip work, you can wear the official color of the strike as a symbol of your solidarity. And even if your job entails a uniform, red shoes or an equally subtle accessory can help get your point across.
Don’t buy anything
A not-so-easy but important way of showing a woman’s indispensable impact on the economy is to abstain from participating in it at all. Have your coffee at home, bring your lunch in to work, and don’t cave in to that online sale that popped up in your email. But if you simply must buy something, be sure to choose to spend your dollars at small, independent, and female-owned businesses.
Enlist the men in your life for help
Aside from skipping work on Wednesday, women are also supposed to leave the caregiving and household chores for the men to handle. But for those who don’t have a male partner to rely on, try to enlist as many male friends or family members as allies to the cause in your name.
Happy International Women’s Day!!!