International Women’s Day Photo Contest

Alay Foundation will be celebrating and honoring International Women’s Day with our first Facebook photo contest for women in the San Jose NE area of the Philippines. The winner will receive 2000.00 Php (50 US dollars).

The very first International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, 1911 – more than a century ago!  It is a day set aside to applaud the economic, political, and social achievements of women around the world and a time to reflect on what more needs to be done to advance women’s rights and issues globally.  

There are a few ways to participate in International Women’s Day:

1. Join us in celebrating the experience of being a woman in the Philippines by entering our Facebook contest.  See our Facebook page for details and Good Luck!!!

2. Participate in social media campaigns by using these hashtags:

– #MakeItHappen
– #womensday
– #IWD2015
– #internationalwomensday
– #PaintItPurple     (In 1908 in Great Britain, the Women’s Social and Political Union used the colors purple, white and green to symbolize the struggle of women trying to gain the right to vote. Purple signifies two values associated with women’s equality: justice and dignity).  

For more history and information on International Women’s Day:

http://www1.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp#.VOnmj0Je7fY

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day