10 Feminist Ways to Celebrate #March8th in Bishkek #feministkg #IWD2015

  1. Today, Chocolate Bar Café is treating all women to mulled wine. Today and every day, Chocolate Bar donates 5% of the profits from your order to young women entrepreneurs. Address: 92/8 Toktogul St. (Between Tynystanov St. and Erkindik Blvd.)

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  1. Build Women’s Solidarity – Spend time with women close to you, share your genuine wishes, important questions, and meaningful memories with them; show each other love and value each other for who you truly are. You can read about internalized misogyny here: http://http://ravnopravka.ru/tag/внутренняя-мизогиния.ru/tag/внутренняя-мизогиния

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  1. Sign UNiTE’s petition against gender and sexual violence towards women and children in Kyrgyzstan. Detailed information can be found here: http://unitekyrgyzstan.kloop.kg/2013/05/23/srochnaya-petitsiya-ostanovim-v-otnoshenii-detej-v-kr/

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  1. Express your position through the online action “I Need Feminism Because.” Send us your position at bishkekfeminists@gmail.com. If you’d like, make a sign with like-minded people, and come to Chocolate Bar at 6:00 PM today, March 8.

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  1. Download, print, and read the next issue of the feminist zine Weird Sisters, and make sure to share a copy with your friends. You can download/print the zine here: http://www.art-initiatives.org/?p=15296

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  1. Print a stencil on the wall at SQ’s house today, or any day. Connect with us by email: bishkekfeminists@gmail.com

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  1. Participate in our contest by sharing your story, point of view, ideas, printed postcards, drawings, stencils, reflections, essays, videos, podcasts, songs, anecdotes, poems, analytical news, animations, or opinions in any form, about how you celebrate March 8, what issues you face, how you view this occasion, how you would like to celebrate it, what you would like to organize, what you would protest or what you would join in on through a feminist approach or position. Details here: https://bishkekfeminists.org/2015/03/06/konkursy-feministiruem-8-marta/

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  1. Make a donation to  “Chance” Crisis Center, which offers support to women who have suffered violence, including kidnapping and forced marriage, and harassment.

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  1. Take part in the 8-9 March online quiz, “International Day of Women’s Solidarity: Past and Today.” It is available March 9 on the following link http://goo.gl/WYfTXq. All participants are asked to fill out quiz and share their position on March 8th on their social media pages on Facebook and/or Twitter under the hashtags #feministkg#8марта or email to us at bishkekfeminists@gmail.com. We also welcome feminist questions from you. Active participants will receive T-shirts, stickers, mugs, posters, and tote bags as gifts.

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  1. Join us in writing a Post-March 8 Manifesto online or at our traditional Monday vegan dinner at SQ’s House on March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM

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