A Woman’s Year, Every Year: How Gender Equality Helps Everyone

Photo Voice of America: 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC

Photo Voice of America: 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC

As 2017 comes to a close, many are proclaiming 2018 The Year of the Woman. There's no denying that 2017 galvanized our presence and strengthened our voices. It was the year we rose up, resisted, and persisted.

We ousted powerful men who had abused us. We spoke louder when they tried to discredit us. And we marched a half-million strong, when they tried to outnumber us.

Photo Voice of America: 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC

Photo Voice of America: 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC

What’s in store for women in 2018?

While many brave women earned accolades this year, including Time's Person of the Year, our empowerment didn't start in 2017. And it won't stop this time next year, either.

In fact, R.O.S.E Clothing supports, empowers, and celebrates women and girls every year. How?

With every purchase you make from R.O.S.E., 15% is donated to life-changing organizations.

Today R.O.S.E. is excited to announce a new addition to our collection: THE FUTURE is FEMALE.

Our YEAR OF THE WOMAN sweatshirts come is two distinct designs and are available in white and black lettering.

YEAR OF THE WOMAN modern design


YEAR OF THE WOMAN collegiate

YEAR OF THE WOMAN collegiate.

With each purchase of these super-comfy statement pieces, 15% will be donated to Global Fund for Women.

The Global Fund for Women campaigns for economic and political empowerment, sexual and reproductive health rights, and zero violence.

These are the most critical building blocks for women’s human rights. When women and minorities have more rights, we can become strong, safe, powerful, and heard.

And as recent USA local elections have shown, people are eager to listen.

Photo by Ted Eytan: Danica Roem, our first openly transgender delegate

Photo by Ted Eytan: Danica Roem, our first openly transgender delegate

Positive change comes from working together.

For an example, look to the recent Alabama election. Doug Jones beat Roy Moore due to the rally of Black voters – both men and women cast over 90% of the votes for Jones.

A recent article by The Cut lays out how we can really thank them. Because liking a good cause on Facebook isn’t enough.

One solution is to elect more minorities into government. This would allow minorities to do even greater things for our society.

Higher Heights is an organization that helps enable this. Read more about their #BlackWomenLead campaign on higherheightsleadershipfund.org.


Image: Higher Heights website

Making True Allies.

This year, more than ever, men have listened to our rallying cry. They’ve become better allies. And so can we.

Ready, willing, and able: Easy ways to be an ally.

To help people change the world, R.O.S.E. Clothing donates 15% to several humanitarian organizations, including these below. (Bonus: It’s a great way to make Holiday Gifts keep giving!)

  • She's the First: providing education and training to girls in remote, impoverished villages.

  • Reclaim 13: giving life-saving housing, protection, and education for children who’ve escaped human trafficking.

  • The Navajo Water Project: bringing clean running water and light so people can be healthy and live better lives.

And did I mention how cool R.O.S.E. designs are…?

So, sure, 2018 can be our year. We earned it.

But let’s not stop there.

Let’s work together to halt the forces that were once beyond our control.

Our past victories demonstrate that we can achieve this. And more.

We can help more people report and escape abuse. We can donate to the legal funds of a cause we believe in. And we can support ethical, minority-owned, small businesses like R.O.S.E. Clothing.

Because when women are empowered, they have the power to help everyone.

And the world becomes a better place for us all.

Remember: R.O.S.E. Clothing gives 15% of all purchases to life changing organizations that help women, children, and the environment. Help make 2018 their year, too!


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