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International Women’s Day: Landmarks across the US, around the world join CARE to shine a light on women’s empowerment and gender equality

In partnership with the humanitarian organization CARE, dozens of buildings and landmarks around the world – including One World Trade Center, Eiffel Tower Las Vegas, and Niagara Falls – will light up in honor of International Women’s Day.    

ATLANTA, GA. (March 7, 2024) – To mark International Women’s Day, 30  buildings and landmarks will join CARE the evening of March 8 by lighting up in honor of this global commemoration of women’s empowerment and gender equality.

These lightings are part of She Leads the World, an International Women’s Day campaign launched on March 1, 2024, by CARE – the leading humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives, defeating poverty, and achieving social justice by empowering women and girlswho have the power to uplift entire communities.

“Everything CARE does focuses on being locally led, globally scalable, and gender equal,” said Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE. “In order to defeat poverty and advance social justice, we must all advocate for, and invest more in, women as agents of change at every level. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Inspire Inclusion – and we hope that everyone who sees CARE’s donated orange and International Women’s Day’s purple lighting up these great buildings and landmarks will join our #SheLeadsTheWorld campaign by sharing an image and story of a woman who inspires them.”

The following landmarks will light up orange and purple in honor of International Women’s Day and CARE’s She Leads the World campaign:

  • Intermodal Facility, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Fountain at Alberta Park, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • City Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Council House, Perth, AUS
  • Trafalgar Bridge, Perth, AUS
  • Union Plaza Building, Little Rock, AZ
  • The M, Moreno Valley, CA
  •  Memorial Park Archway, Stuart, FL
  • The Wheel at ICON Park, Orlando, FL
  • Sailfish Fountain, Stuart, FL
  • Lady of Abundance Fountain, Stuart, FL
  • Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL
  • Baltimore City Hall Dome, Baltimore, MD
  • Lowry Avenue Bridge, Hennepin, MN
  • I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge, MN
  • Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MS
  • Gallery Ramp, Grand Rapids, MS
  • Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, NH
  • The High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, NV
  • One Five One West 42nd Street, NYC
  • Sven, NYC
  • One World Trade Center, NYC
  • One Bryant Park, NYC
  • City Hall Clock Tower, Yonkers, NY
  • Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sakonnet River Bridge, Portsmouth, RI

The She Leads the World campaign will feature the work of internationally-renowned photographer, creative director, seventeen-season judge on America’s Next Top Model, and CARE Global Advisory Council Member Nigel Barker. Earlier this year, Barker traveled to Sierra Leone – one of the 109 countries in which the organization works – and captured a stunning series of portraits, interviews, and images of local community members working alongside CARE to celebrate the strength and leadership of women around the world.

Viewers can find She Leads the World stories and other content on CARE’s social channels – including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok – and on CARE’s website.

To learn more about how CARE empowers women and girls every day, visit www.care.org.


About CARE
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2023, CARE worked in 109 countries, reaching 167 million people through more than 1,600 projects. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.


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