Social Justice Council

Dedicated to social justice at ASL

International Women's Day

International Women's Day, the 8th of March, is a day of celebration dedicated to bringing awareness around the accomplishments of women in the past as well as the present but also a day to remind the world of the constant struggle for gender equality around the world.

This year has been marked by a large resurgence of the feminist movement around the globe.

Emma Watson stood up in front of the United Nations and made a speech about the launch of the new campaign "HeForShe" which is a campaign by the UN Women to try and get more men and boys around the globe in on the gender equality conversation. To spread the word that "feminism by definition is the believe that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes." - Emma Watson, UN HeForShe Campaign Speech, 2014.

Beyoncé stood up in front of the world at the VMAs and declared herself a feminist.

President Obama Launched the "It's On Us" Campaign to end sexual assaults. 

It has been through the influence of many feminists throughout the ages that abolition finally took hold in the United States. It has been through the influence of many feminists throughout the ages that women today have the right to vote, have health care, are able to work and make their own income, own property, and more.

However, in countries around the world women still can't go outside without an escort, can't own property, can't vote, can't gain an education, are sold in child marriages, are seen solely for their child bearing ability, are objectified and seen as property. With every passing year we have the ability to change all that.

To implement gender equality around the globe.

SJC