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International Women’s Day (March 8) isn’t just for advancing women’s rights; it’s also about celebrating and showing appreciation for the women in our lives. So make the most out of today by recognizing the women you love with a few of our favorite ways below.

Give them a shoutout on social media
The easiest way to give your gals some recognition is to give them a shoutout. Tag them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and mention the qualities you love about them, their accomplishments, and how special the relationship is to you. You could even do one big post tagging all the women you’re grateful for.

Throw a party
Get your friends together for cocktails and dinner for the ultimate girls’ night in (any excuse for a party, right?). Add the cherry on top of a perfect night with games and party favors!

Donate to a charity in their name
If your friend is passionate about a cause, send a donation in their name. Some great charities include:

  • Dress for Success: an international nonprofit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools.
  • Invisible Girl Project: a nonprofit organized committed to shedding light and ending the gendercide in India.
  • Camfed: a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of females and the empowerment of young women.
  • EngenderHealth: a global women’s health organization working to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world, sharing expertise in sexual and reproductive health, and transforming the quality of health care.

Let ’em know you’re thinking of them
A single text can go a long way to let a friend know you care about them. Try “Happy International Women’s Day!” or “Thinking of you!”

How do you show appreciation for the women in your life? Let us know in the comments below!

xx, The FabFitFun Team