Women dominate social media, they dominate Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr. It’s not all about pretty photos, rather becoming a trend to break through societal norms and really cause social change. Truly, women have been behind breakthroughs that face us today, some choose to shift their focus on professional issues such as #metoo, #timesup. Others focus on empowerment #girlsrising, #womenshould, #changetheratio. Some do it for a cause #bringourgirlsback and #wearesilent.
In this special blog post, we will be showcasing truly powerful and innovative campaigns that have spread around the world like wildfire. From making millionaires step down, to causing true social change. These social media campaigns have been a voice in a world of utter chaos.
#MeToo The Me Too movement or #metoo became a movement against sexual harassment and assault. #metoo became viral in October of 2017 as a hashtag used on social media platforms to help demonstrate the widespread of sexual assault and harassment especially affecting women in the workplace. The days after #metoo viral widespread, many men in powerful roles were forced to step down such as politicians, executives and actors. #metoo is now considered a Me Too Era, where sexual advances & and harassment are no longer tolerated in any aspect.
#BringBackOurGirls: Hundreds of Nigerian girls were kidnapped by a group of terrorists called Boko Haram. #BringBackOurGirls become a social media rally for tweeters around the world. The hashtag is still used today and continues to draw attention to this and other similar
#WeAreSilent: Malala Yousafzai decided to change the world with her brave commitment to education. On April 17 the Malala Fund partnered with Free the Children along with dozens of celeberites to launch the #WeAreSilent campaign. A 24 hour powerful yet silent stand - to raise awareness about the millions of girls who have been denied the right to go to school and learn.
#girlrising: Girl Rising is a full length documentary that sheds a light on the importance of education for girls. #GirlRising became a global movement and a platform to share stories, quotes, and empowering girls about education.