As International Women’s Day approaches, we are taking a step back to discuss the different forms that advocacy takes in the struggle for Women’s Rights. From policy making, to volunteer work, to social media and dinner table conversations, we each have a role to play. Join us March 6th to talk strategy, share concerns, and ask questions!
- What is meant by "women's rights?"
- What does it mean to be an advocate?
- What is unique about advocacy in The Bahamas and the Caribbean?
- How has social media changed the landscape of social justice?
- What do we need to improve the effectiveness of our advocacy work?
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Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.
#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.
Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.