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8 things to do with the kids this International Women’s Day

“Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

By Lorna Gray

1. Watch a film that promotes girl power

How about Matilda, Bend It Like Beckham, Brave, Little Women, Mulan or Ride Like A Girl?
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2. Have a dinner/chinwag with the women closest to you and the kids

Whether it be with Nanna, your next door neighbour, or all of the aunties, make it special. If you're not lucky enough to live near your female relatives, get them on Facetime, Zoom or on the old-fashioned mobile phone. This is a day for all of you to celebrate!
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3. Make some feminist food

Ok, this might just be an excuse to make cakes.
Or even better, why not get your partner to make the cakes... And the dinner, while they're at it. Aaand relax.

4. Have a discussion about female suffrage

It's just as relevant now as it ever was but it's so important to teach them how far we've come.
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5. Encourage them to read/read them a feminist book

Night of the Five Aunties by Mesa Somer (Age 5-9), The Princess in Black by Dean Hale and Shannon Hale (Age 5-8) or Just Us Women by Jeannette Caines (Age 4-8) are all great options.
And for 10+, give The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C Wrede a go.

6. Let them know feminism means equality

This is an important one as many people (kids and adults!) often get the definition of feminism wrong.
Feminism is having equal rights with men. Who doesn't want that?!

7. Have a look at the celebrations across the world

Whether it's following she-spirational Instagram accounts by following the #pressforprogress and #internationalwomensday hashtags or just scrolling through social media feeds to see how the celebrities are celebrating International Women's Day, get involved!
We always love reading the awesome signs at the Womens' Marches around the world. (Image: Getty)

8. Do something that makes you feel good

Ask your kids what makes them happy then do it (within reason, lol). Yes,it'll probably involve a treat of some sort but it's the right occasion for it.
And that goes for you too! Do something that makes you feel good whether it be having a glass of wine, running a nice bath or reading a magazine - you deserve it!

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