A mother and her children pictured in their home in Mauritania. Photo by Daouda Atar.
A mother and her children pictured in their home in Mauritania. Photo by Daouda Atar.

#IWDInspiresMe challenge

8th of March 1908, brave women workers in the needle trades marched through the bustling streets of New York City, uniting against child labour and advocating for improved working conditions in factories and sweatshops. Those early protests of the factory workers not only contributed to the movement that later called for a day to recognise women and girls. They are also echoed in today’s efforts to end forced labour and champion human rights and labour right globally.

For this International Women’s Day, we shift our focus to the incredible women who inspire and empower us today. Join us in celebrating their impact on our lives and communities. Join our competition by sharing an act of appreciation for a woman who inspires and empowers you. It could be simple gesture, a homemade card, or any act of kindness that embodies the spirit of appreciation.

How to participate:

  1. Perform your act of appreciation towards the woman or women that inspire you
  2. Snap a photo or record a short video capturing the moment
  3. Write a short description of the act and person that inspires you.
  4. Share it on your social media with the hashtag #IWDInspiresMe and tag us. Don’t have a public profile? No worries – just send your entry to supporter@antislavery.org

How to win: Our team at Anti-Slavery International will view all the entries and select the most inspiring act. The winner will not only receive a special recognition but also a surprise to share with your source of inspiration.

Encourage your friends and family to participate and make this International Women’s Day truly memorable! Together, let’s create a ripple of kindness that reaches far and wide.

Deadline: Submit your entry by 12pm March 10 to be considered for the competition.

Let’s make International Women’s Day 2024 a celebration of appreciation and empowerment!  

By submitting an entry to the competition, you agree to allow Anti-Slavery International to publish your photo or video on social media unless otherwise specified.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, sincerity, and alignment with the theme of empowerment and resilience.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome.

Participants must ensure they have permission from the subject of the photo or video before submitting their entry.

Anti-Slavery International reserves the right to disqualify any entries that do not comply with the terms and conditions or that are deemed inappropriate.

The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or alternative prizes.

Women and girls in modern slavery

Everyone should be able to live their life in freedom. But around the world, millions of people are forced into modern slavery. And while modern slavery can affect anyone, there is no escaping the fact that it’s a gendered issue. From sexual exploitation to domestic work, descent-based slavery and forced labour, almost 30 million women and girls continue to face physical, financial, sexual and psychological abuse in slavery. Women and girls are often at a higher risk of modern slavery and exploitation, as they are disproportionately impacted by poverty and inequality. They also face the impact of norms and pressures such as gender-based discrimination and forced marriage.

Anti-Slavery International’s work with women and girls spans across multiple areas, from advocating for Uyghur Women’s rights and the brutal abuses they face in the Uyghur Region , to working with our partners to support victims of descent-based slavery in Mauritania

We’re here to campaign for freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere always.

Women that inspires us