How we Celebrated International Women’s Day at ARISE Ministry

March 8th was International Women’s Day. ARISE Ministry spent the days leading up to this worldwide event honouring some truly remarkable women who have made a difference in many people’s lives. Have a look at our video below to see what we shared.


Today is International Women’s Day

A day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality

ARISE Ministry is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day! We will mark the day with information, thoughts and ideas on the impact human trafficking has on women, especially in Canada.

Watch for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts in the days leading up to and, most importantly, on March 8th.

Watch for, or search for our hashtag #hopeliveshere!

We hope that the conversation will begin with our posts and that it will continue with your friends, families, churches, and communities!

While this is a time to celebrate women, we must also reflect on those who desperately need hope, love and justice!

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About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength.

For more information on International Women’s Day

Visit Status of Women Canada



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