International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: March 8

On Friday, March 8th, mark International Women’s Day by celebrating women human rights defenders and taking action to end gender-based discrimination and violence.

“In Canada and around the world, women and non-binary people disproportionately experience discrimination and violence because of who they are. The sizable task of holding those responsible for these human rights abuses to account is largely left to women human rights defenders. These courageous advocates work to create a more just and equal world, often while dealing with their own lived experiences of discrimination and violence, and sometimes despite great personal risks to their safety.” (from on International Women’s Day)


TAKE ACTION: Demonstrate Solidarity with Forced and Coerced Sterilizations of Indigenous Women in Canada
TAKE ACTION: Call on Provinces and Territories in Canada to End Sterilization without Consent

Saudi Arabia
TAKE ACTION: Send a Message of Solidarity to Jailed Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders
TAKE ACTION: Write to Government Officials about Nassima al-Sada, Saudi Woman Rights Defender in Solitary Confinement


You can also take action by supporting the many women human rights defenders who were part of our Write For Rights campaign this past fall. Read their stories below and learn how you can take action in their support.

Visit out page dedicated to International Women’s Day.