TWWI Partners with Women’s March’s “A Day Without A Woman,” Closed March 8th

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Contact: Jessica Forrester
jessica@womenworldwideinitiative.org

The Women Worldwide Initiative Partners with the Women’s March’s “A Day Without A Woman,” Closed March 8th

March 8, 2017 [New York, NY]: The Women Worldwide Initiative, an official partner of the Women’s March on Washington, joins in solidarity with women and allies across the world for A Day Without A Woman on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, also known as International Women’s Day. TWWI will be closed on March 8th, and we will encourage our team and the constituents we serve to wear red in solidarity for A Day Without A Woman, to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor if possible, and to avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

“We are proud to stand in solidarity with people from diverse communities across the country to highlight the value women add to our social, political and economic systems,” said Uraidah Hassani, Executive Director of The Women Worldwide Initiative. “We decided to officially support A Day Without A Woman because we not only believe in women’s agency, but we also believe that women make invaluable contributions to our lives each day. In fact, all over the world, women are doing work they are not getting paid for.” On March 8th, we will highlight the fact that women receive lower wages, experience greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, and job insecurity. 

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The Women Worldwide Initiative
The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower women and girls living in the poorest and most marginalized conditions to strengthen their agency and improve their well-being. TWWI’s mentorship programs and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, and building the economic, educational, social and health assets of women and girls in the U.S. and developing countries. Their programs have impacted over 150 young women and girls in New York City, and 30 children in the Dominican Republic, as well as empowered over 300 members of the communities they serve through arts events. www.womenworldwideinitiative.org

Women’s March on Washington
The Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots-driven effort being organized by a number of individuals. They stand together in solidarity with their partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. http://www.womensmarch.com

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