By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff
International Women’s Day is Monday, 8 March, 2021. In celebration of this day, the Service in Action blog will be posting several stories next week highlighting women and the unique opportunities they face.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, you can learn how Rotary supports mothers and children as one of its main causes. Rotary prioritizes access to high-quality health care for vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
Some of the projects that support mothers and children include mobile prenatal clinics, cancer screenings, preventing injuries and deaths, and more. With support from The Rotary Foundation, club and district-led projects annually reach mothers and children in need by giving communities the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care.
Rotary Peace Fellow Elsamarie D’Silva inspires us through the Red Dot Foundation, an initiative in support of women and implemented that addresses sexual violence in India and the United States. The Red Dot Foundation uses technology so that women can report sexual violence and improve public space safety. Watch the video below to learn about this initiative:
Get involved and support women, mothers, and children:
- Join a Rotary Action Group that supports mothers and children:
- The Clubfoot Rotary Action Group is a global group that supports timely Ponseti Method treatment and care for all children born with a club foot.
- The Rotary Action Group for Reproductive Maternal and Child Health, which assists Rotary clubs and districts in the planning, implementation, and co-funding of projects that support maternal and child health, including family planning.
- Read stories about service projects supporting women, mothers, and children.
- Visit Rotary Showcase to learn about how Rotary clubs and districts have implemented service projects all over the world to support women.
- Learn how Rotary’s partner Habitat for Humanity supports women and families that need shelter.
- Learn how Rotary’s partner ShelterBox provides support to women and families in regions that are recovering from disaster.
How are you planning to celebrate International Women’s Day? Are you planning a special event with your Rotary club or district? You can share your story in the comments below or submit a blog article.