IWD 2023: Supporting the IRC’s “Women Won’t Wait” Campaign
Did you know that while women and girls make up about 50% of any refugee, internally displaced, or stateless population, they bear the brunt of discrimination and violence?
For International Women’s Day 2023, Crystal Dynamics is once again spreading awareness of the incredible and essential work done by the International Rescue Committee. In addition to facilitating life-saving care and emergency supplies in areas of need, the IRC formally advocates for the protection and rights of women and girls, provides gender-based violence programming in 38 countries/regions around the world, and works to lay a foundation for long-term economic, social, and political equity.
Why won’t women wait? Because they can’t. Rather than waiting for conflicts to end, laws to be passed, or protections to be put in place, Women act as first responders, humanitarians, activists, and more.
From the IRC:
“When women can run their own businesses, when young girls are allowed to stay in school, and when women are at the table of every decision that affects their lives, we will start seeing safer, more equitable and peaceful societies everywhere.
“We are committed to fighting for a world where women can stand up, be heard, and choose their own futures. This International Women’s Day, will you join us in elevating their voices and stand with women as they make change happen?”
You can support the IRC’s International Women’s Day campaign on Tiltify – we’ve kicked off with a donation to help them on the way to their $5,000 goal!
Throughout Women’s History Month you can follow the IRC on social to read inspiring stories of refugee or displaced women overcoming adversity. You can read a profile of ten such women here: 10 Women Activists and Leaders Making the World a Better Place.