I want to focus on the advocacy portion of International Women's Day as it relates to cervical cancer. What does global advocacy look like at a local level? Well, I feel like that is going to be something different for each person. I would like to focus on some specific areas of advocacy.
First, I would like to talk about sharing your story. This might mean sharing your story locally, however if you look to make a more global impact what can you do? What can you do to share your story globally? Can you use social media as an advocacy tool to reach a more global audience? Have you shared your story yet on Cervivor?
Secondly, have you done any research about the global impact of cervical cancer? On World Cancer Day I researched the global impact of cervical cancer. Today, I shared my blog post about the global impact of cervical cancer via Facebook with the United Nations Women's Rights. I am hoping they choose to share it out on their social media accounts. If not, I hope it reaches someone and makes an impact on him/her. Sometimes it is the little things that make the biggest difference.
I challenge each of you to do one thing today to help increase cervical cancer awareness. It can be simple. Share this blog post, share your story, please do something to spread awareness.
"International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for over a century - and is growing annually from strength to strength." - www.InternationalWomensDay.com