The most wonderful day of the year is coming up fast, and on International Women's Day, finding organizations to donate to is one of the most important forms of participation. As always, the day celebrating the achievements of women across the globe falls on March 8, but this year, events are perhaps a little more politically-minded than they have been in a long time. Last fall, feminists began planning an international women's strike on the holiday, and in the United States, the organizers of the Women's March on Washington are utilizing the momentum from their protest to call for a Day Without a Woman — a day in which women go on strike from paid and unpaid labor. The idea of both strikes is to recognize the indispensable role women play in society.
Unfortunately, as others have pointed out, not everyone can afford to take off a day of work. (Maybe if we received equal pay for equal work, this wouldn't be as much of a problem.) The good news is that there are several other ways to participate, beginning with donating time or money to women-centered organizations. Be sure to do your own research, but here are nine starting points below.