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In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, hundreds of celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to shout out the incredible women in their lives, their communities and the world at large. Some sent out simple messages with the #InternationalWomensDay tag, others posted pics of their wives/mothers/daughters/friends and some issued real calls to action, like Hillary Clinton who challenged more women to run for office (that goes for you too, Canadian women).

From Emma Watson to Ariana Grande to even Pitbull, everyone was out there promoting and supporting women.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🆘 With the awareness generated by #metoo, there is an increased demand for support services as more people are emboldened to name what happened to them.❣️Rape Crisis Centres❣️offer much-needed support to people who have been assaulted across England and Wales (@rapecrisisew), but demand way outstrips supply.❗️This time last year, there were 6,355 survivors on Rape Crisis waiting lists and these can be as long as 14 months.‼️ This means that if a survivor calls to look for support they may be turned away... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⌛️💷 Successive UK governments have failed to fund life-saving services. There are just 44 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. 🎯 But the Istanbul Convention (which our Government will soon ratify) sets out a minimum provision of support for victims of rape which would require that there be 150 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. 🚨 It’s simply unacceptable that a country like mine falls so far short of the minimum standards set across Europe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📋❤️✍🏻 So on #IWD2019, I encourage you to sign Fern’s petition 👆🏻LINK IN BIO👆🏻and demand that Theresa May guarantees sustained 💰 funding for rape crisis support services, 💌 so the survivors of sexual violence can access the support they need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔗📋✍🏻 tinyurl.com/FernsPetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💪🏻👩🏼 These are the words of 25-year-old Fern Champion, who was raped in 2016 and has launched a petition 💌 asking the Prime Minister to ensure that specialist rape counselling support is always available for everyone who seeks it: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤲🏻 💔 “By not adequately funding support services this Government is telling survivors that their recovery does not matter and by extension that they do not matter. When you have been raped, the vital, life-saving counselling should just be there when you need it.” 🙌🏻❤️👏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☎️ RAPE CRISIS NATIONAL HELPLINE: 0808 802 9999 (rapecrisis.org.uk)

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Happy Women's Day

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So pleased my mum and Sandra could be with me on #IWD, two of the most inspiring women I know x Kisses

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Happy #internationalwomensday - here’s to strong women everywhere.

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#InternationalWomensDay 💛 My mum will always be my greatest inspiration. Never in my life have I met someone as kind, patient and strong as she is. Every day I watch her take on so much. She runs Australia Zoo and continues all the important work of our nonprofit organization, Wildlife Warriors, on top of protecting nearly 500,000 acres of conservation land. She ensures that everything she built alongside my dad continues on into the future. She is always there for me and my wonderful brother as our guiding light. No matter what question or challenge may cross her path, she has the perfect answer and solution. She is the living embodiment of everything International Women’s Day stands for.

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Wonder Woman might be Wonder Woman but know that you are wonderful! @thevoiceuk #internationalwomensday

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Thanks for teaching me how to be a strong smart women Mom. #internationalwomensday

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#TbT #suitesixteen 👯👯👯👯@cherryrudge @elisabethbelljewelry Tan Game strong 👌🏼

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Happy International Women's Day🌹Salute to all women in the world 💪🏻💞

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Happy happy #INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY 💕

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay, today and every day. #alwayshelpasister . 🎨: @libbyvanderploeg

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I'm supporting #InternationalWomensDay in calling for a more gender-balanced world 🌎❤️ #BalanceForBetter

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Happy #IWD2019! @unwomen @chimamanda_adichie @clarewaightkeller @givenchyofficial

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Of course, politicians got in on the action with the Trudeaus and the Obamas joining Hillary in spreading that women power.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy International Women's Day! #IWD2019

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As I read through your feedback on my book, one theme that keeps popping up is how to empower the women around us—whether that's our girlfriends, coworkers, or the women we see at the gym or at happy hour. Empowering each other is a big question and can take a lot of forms, but one thing I know is that it's up to us to be there for each other—especially those who often feel overlooked—because when someone shows genuine interest in your growth and development, it can make all the difference in the world. So for#WomensHistoryMonth, I want you to let me know how you’re making an impact on another woman's life. Whether that’s joining a mentoring program, asking your boss about how they’re planning to get more women’s voices at the table, or simply taking 10 minutes to lend an ear to your coworker over coffee, I want to hear what you’re up to! Let me know in a short video or in comments below. 👇🏾#IAmBecoming #WellnessWednesday

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The royals were also out celebrating the incredible work women are doing in the commonwealth. Come on, Queen Elizabeth has been running the world for more than 60 years!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On #InternationalWomensDay we are celebrating the Queen’s Young Leaders who are supporting women across the Commonwealth in many different ways. The Queen’s Young Leaders are a group of extraordinary young people who have been honoured for their work within their communities. From inspiring girls to get into the boardroom, to providing access to education for the most marginalised women in society, these Queen’s Young Leaders are doing vital work for #BalanceforBetter. Read our profiles of these remarkable young women using the link in our bio and find out more about The Queen’s Young Leaders at @queensyoungleaders and @qejubileetrust. #IWD2019

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The Countess of Wessex views the #FearlessGirl statue on International Women’s Day – which was first seen in New York’s Financial District. A copy will be here in London’s Paternoster Square for the next six months. As Chairman of the Women’s Network Forum, The Countess was attending The Market Open Ceremony for #IWD2019 at the London Stock Exchange. Her Royal Highness is the founder and chair of the Women's Network Forum, which provides an opportunity for senior leaders from UK companies to discuss the challenges and issues businesses face in attracting, developing, retaining and advancing women in the workplace. The #FearlessGirl bronze statue by Kristen Visbal, is a symbol of female resilience – and was commissioned to encourage gender diversity in the workplace. #BalanceforBetter #FearlessGirl #internationalwomensday

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Happy International Women's Day, y'all!