Advocating for women’s rights and gender equality is not only not a top priority, but is also often thought of as unnecessary, harmful, and “radical" by societal classifications. Simple things like promoting and advocating for equality through being a “feminist” have become thought of as radical and organizations with these ideas are defunded. The stigma around women's rights movements and gender-equality movements cause people to believe that they are unnecessary and not fund or believe them, as well as actually hate on them. Even an organization that protects women’s health become defunded (planned parenthood). For example, less than 2% of global funding for gender issues goes to local women’s organizations and only 13% of countries have a gender statistics budget. These movements are also demonized and enrage many people, even though they are simply campaigning for equality. Since women can do basic things like vote now, many people don’t understand the need for or concept of gender equality and its movements. At the current rate of progress, it will take another 108 years to reach gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Gender Gap report.
Projects, What we are currently doing:
We create resources, links, infographics, etc to spread awareness about the current issues in our world. Global issues affect everyone, especially women and women of color, so we work hard to curate resources and information to help fight against issues like AAPI hate. As we continue to create these resources and constantly update our website, please click on our current/ongoing issues page to access our current resources, links, and donation pages.
Along with these resources, we will continue to use our social media platforms to make videos educating and providing information about current issues that affect women and current issues around the world.
Recently, we delivered our first set of care-packages to local women's shelters to assist them with menstrual products, self care products, etc. We will continue this insitaive and aim to reach numerous other shelters in the future, and help as many women as possible!
We will also be using public outreach webinars and events to spread information about women's rights movements as well as how others can help and support. The more informed others are, the more chance we can push for as well as the more educated others are about real-world examples. This includes spreading awareness. Furthermore, we will be fundraising for women's rights activities such as campaigns.