Women to be at forefront of response to climate crisis, says Christian Aid

Speaking out on international women’s day, international development charity Christian Aid has warned women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and is calling for women’s “strengths, knowledge and capabilities” to be at the forefront of the climate response. Fionna Smyth, Head of Global Advocacy and Policy for Christian Aid, explains “the fight against climate change is inextricably intertwined with poverty and inequality. Transformative policies are required to support women’s initiative and leadership.” The charity’s report, Women on the Front Line: Healing the Earth, seeking justice, warns the climate response needs to…

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Women’s Aid launches urgent appeal on International Women’s Day to keep its life-saving Live Chat service running

On International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th March 2020) Women’s Aid launched an urgent appeal to raise £200,000 to keep its life-saving Live Chat service running for survivors of domestic abuse. In the first three months of opening, 30,000 people came to the service, but without urgent funding it risks closure. 70% of women who used the service said it was the first time they’d contacted Women’s Aid. The service is run by expert domestic abuse workers who offer survivors free, confidential and non-judgemental advice and support about their situation, including…

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AEG Supports International Women’s Day With “Each For Equal” Social Media Campaign

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, supported International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, with a social media campaign focused around this year’s “Each For Equal” theme. The campaign underscores the company’s commitment to gender equality and celebrates women’s achievements, opportunities and potential. Launching last week, the campaign encourages employees and fans to visit www.aegwomenstrong.com, watch the “Each For Equal” video, participate in the “Tag Your Squad Sweepstakes” using the hashtag #womenstrong and share GIFs from the site on their social channels. “Today, we recognize the contributions of…

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Netflix and UN Women launch special collection curated by 55 groundbreaking women in entertainment

Netflix and UN Women have launched “Because She Watched”, a special Netflix collection of series, documentaries, and films to celebrate International Women’s Day. The collection, which will be available all year, is curated by female creators from behind and in front of the camera — including Sophia Loren, Janet Mock, Salma Hayek, Yalitza Aparicio, Millie Bobby Brown, Laurie Nunn, Lana Condor, Petra Costa and Ava DuVernay.  “This collaboration is about taking on the challenge of telling women’s stories and showing women in all their diversity. It’s about making visible the…

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Banana Republic Debuts March Campaign Featuring Boundary-Breakers in Celebration of Modern Work and International Women’s Day

This March, Banana Republic celebrates WORK WHERE? – a campaign of unconventional work – challenging the traditional concept of where, how and why we work, and what we wear to do it. Directed by in-house by Banana Republic Creative Director Len Peltier, WORK WHERE? showcases a kinetic montage of videos and images on a range of real people breaking boundaries in the broad landscape of modern work. The multi-faceted campaign releases today, February 25, across brand and media channels. “As a company founded by unconventional boundary breakers, our March campaign…

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