We’re focused on connecting, inspiring & empowering women here at Prosperity Candle, so we’re very excited about International Women’s Day on March 8th! This day is set aside as a day to recognize the achievements of women and advocate for improved women’s rights. I remember visiting Mexico in March in 1999 and hearing about the day for the first time. I was impressed to see an enormous women’s rally in honor of the day. Indigenous groups of women from throughout the region to advocate for their rights – and to share their voice. It was startling to realize that the day passed most Americans by without any reflection. Happily, that seems to be changing.
Photo credit: Lee Cohen/IMA World Health & Heber Vega
It’s wonderful to see the energy around this day grow every year. Last year Michelle Obama held a White House gathering honoring the day and President Obama commented on the importance of investing in women throughout the world.
A sneak preview of our Mother's Day gift collection - candles & soaps that empower women from Burma, Haiti, Afghanistan & Iraq!
Every one of our Prosperity Candle gifts is made by and empowers a woman from Burma, Haiti, Iraq or Afghanistan. But more than that, each gift brings light and joy into your home and enables you to connect with a woman on the other side of the globe. And each gift purchased provides you with a beautiful meaningful gift that creates an enormous ripple effect of social change in some of the toughest parts of the world. What better way to celebrate and honor International Women’s Day?
There are so many ways to support and honor women this March beyond purchasing candles. You can support women by getting involved with Women for Women International’s Join Me on the Bridge Campaign. Or engage in work to support women’s rights with groups like CARE or Amnesty International. What are your plans? Please add your comments here for others to see.